Statement of Emmie Theberge, Federal Director, Natural Resources Council of Maine
“Scientists from Maine and across the world have made clear we must take bold action on climate at the state and federal levels. The Green New Deal, like other climate proposals put forward in Congress, is stimulating the right conversation in Washington, D.C. and across the nation about how we must come together to find bipartisan solutions that will improve public health, create new jobs, promote equity, and strengthen communities by dramatically reducing our reliance on fossil fuels.
“It is long past time for the federal government to pursue solutions that will accelerate a transition to clean energy. To help meet this challenge, we urge Maine’s Congressional delegation to be strong leaders in identifying bipartisan solutions for reducing carbon pollution while making our economy stronger and protecting our kids’ health.”