Maine’s senators lead on action to reduce global warming
by Dylan Voorhees, NRCM Clean Energy Project Director
“The Natural Resources Council of Maine applaud Senators Snowe and Collins for co-sponsoring the Climate Stewardship Act of 2007.
“The Climate Stewardship Act would reduce US global warming emissions to 2000 levels by 2010, and would further reduce emissions 67% by 2050.
“Maine’s Senators continue to demonstrate their commitment to fighting global warming, and we thank them for it.
“If sea-level rise continues as currently projected, then many treasured coastal Maine communities will be hit hard, harming Maine people, businesses and natural resources. That is why we’re encouraged by our Senators’ increased efforts to reduce global warming pollution.
“The most dangerous impacts of sea-level rise can still be avoided, but widespread action is needed now. According to scientists, we have a shrinking window of opportunity to change our course—measured in years not decades.
“Maine is experiencing the second warm winter in a row—record high temperatures and lack of snow are hurting Maine businesses, recreation, tourism, and forests. Senators Snowe and Collins have heard the message and are calling for action.
“Maine’s Senators know that it’s time for America to lead on global warming, to own our energy future, and protect our economy and environment.