Augusta, ME (June 30, 2022) – Maine conservationists are expressing outrage over a decision issued today by the U.S. Supreme Court to dismantle the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to limit carbon pollution that is accelerating the impacts of climate change.
The Natural Resources Council of Maine, one of the state’s largest and oldest conservation groups, issued the following statement from Climate & Clean Energy Director Jack Shapiro:
“This is a decision sought by fossil fuel companies with no interest in reducing pollution or acting on climate. We are facing a climate crisis that requires action at all levels, and we need to use all the tools at our disposal.
Maine people have cleaner air and water, and healthier and longer lives, because of the Environmental Protection Agency’s scientific expertise and authority established over decades to implement the nation’s landmark environmental laws, including the Clean Air Act. All Mainers should be deeply troubled by the Supreme Court’s accelerating attacks on our public servants’ ability to do their jobs protecting our health and our environment by limiting the carbon pollution that causes climate change.”