With the Trump Administration’s attacks on protections for our clean air, clean water, public lands, and climate, it’s no secret that it has been a challenging year for the environment. As we reached the end of the first year with the Trump Administration in office, the Natural Resources Council of Maine, Maine Conservation Voters, and Environment Maine held a forum to hear some Maine environmental thought leaders discuss the changes since President Trump took office and the ways we can move forward.
Date: Thursday, February 1, 2018
Time: 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Wells Conference Center, University of Maine, Orono
• Jacquelyn Gill, Professor at the University of Maine and creator of the March for Science
• Peter Kallin, President of the Maine Lakes Society
• Paul Bisulca, former Penobscot Representative to the Maine Legislature and former Chair of the Indian Tribal-State Commission
• Laurie Osher, local councilwoman, President of Maine Interfaith Power and Light, and President of Environment Systems
• Moderated by Susan Young of the Bangor Daily News
We heard from the speakers about how the Trump Administration’s efforts will affect Maine’s environment, and focus on what policies we need to push for in the next year of the era of Trump.