Statement on Maine joining U.S. Climate Alliance

More than half of U.S. population now represented by states committed to emission targets
For Immediate Release.

Maine Gov. Janet Mills announced today that her state will join the bipartisan governors’ coalition, the U.S. Climate Alliance. Now more than half of Americans are represented by states committed to cut carbon pollution and meet the U.S. targets in the international Paris Agreement. Maine is the 22nd state to join the alliance and the fifth to do so this year, following Wisconsin, Illinois, New Mexico and Michigan.

Environment Maine’s Director Carissa Maurin issued the following statement:

“Under the leadership of our new governor, Maine is clearly ready to take serious action on climate solutions to avert the worst impacts of global warming. Our state has so much at stake, from the iconic lobster industry to our beautiful shoreline and forests. We look forward to working with the governor and our fellow Americans on getting clean energy on the grid, electrifying our cars and buses, and so much more. Thank you, Gov. Mills, for your bold commitment to combat climate change.”

Environment America’s Senior Director of Global Warming Solutions Andrea McGimsey issued the following statement:

“Governors across the country, now joined by Gov. Mills, are telling the world that the United States is serious about addressing the climate crisis and making significant, measurable progress on cutting carbon pollution.  We know that the majority of Americans are concerned about global warming. Now more than half of us are represented by leaders who are committed to making a real difference to protect our communities and the future of our kids and grandkids.”