NRCM News Release
(Washington, DC) – Maine Senator Susan Collins joined 45 other Senators, including Senator Angus King, in co-sponsoring the International Climate Accountability Act, which would prevent the federal government from using any taxpayer resources to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement.
The Senate bill follows the passage of the House companion bill H.R. 9 earlier this year, the Climate Action Now Act, which Maine’s Representatives Chellie Pingree and Jared Golden both co-sponsored.
“We applaud Senator Susan Collins in joining the rest of Maine’s Congressional delegation to re-affirm the United States’ commitment to international climate action,” said Kristin Jackson, federal outreach coordinator at the Natural Resources Council of Maine. “Climate change is a challenge that requires global solutions, and we’re proud Maine’s Congressional delegation is standing up to say the U.S. has a responsibility to address this crisis.”