A new editorial within the Press Herald famous the absurdity of some Republican rhetoric about who cares extra in regards to the lobster fishery and the Gulf of Maine (“Our View: Republicans Offer Anger, But No Real Solutions for the Lobster Industry,” Oct. 23). The paper rightly factors out that all of us have a standard curiosity within the well being of the Gulf of Maine, thriving fisheries and a future that addresses the impacts of local weather change.
So why is the Maine Republican Party attacking the Maine Conservation Voters’ help for Governor Mills for re-election? Simply put, the get together is attempting to distract voters from Paul LePage’s dire environmental document, which embarrassingly would not sustain with the folks of Maine and places our state’s most susceptible — like seniors and youngsters — in danger.
Sometimes it’s tough to differentiate between two candidates for workplace. In the race for governor, the selection is evident. Governor Mills is propelling Maine towards a clear vitality future whereas defending our land, water and well being. Paul LePage would slam the automotive into reverse.
as Gov. Mills delivered her inaugural tackle on January 2, 2019, she was praised chart a brand new course to fight local weather change and broaden Maine’s clear vitality economic system. For the previous 4 years, the governor has lived as much as that promise by restoring Maine’s fame as a number one local weather and conservation firm and calling on different states to affix our advances, saying, “Maine won’t wait.” Will you?”
With overwhelming bipartisan help, Gov. Mills put Maine on course attain 80% clear, renewable vitality till 2030 throughout Reducing the state’s dependence on oil. She’s dedicated Reduction of the carbon footprint by 80% by 2050. And on the identical time, she has fulfilled her obligation to make sure that our waters, wildlife and lifestyle are secure for our youngsters and grandchildren.
Governor Mills did this Investing in packages like Land for Maine’s Future, Improving water high quality requirements for our rivers and help farmers whose livelihoods have been endlessly broken by hazardous chemical compounds comparable to PFAS contamination.
Paul LePage, on the opposite hand, was one of many biggest Anti-environmental governors within the historical past. Instead of constructing progress on urgent points like local weather change, he spent eight years doing it assault elementary safety for our waters, our well being, our land and our wildlife. He clogged voter-approved bond funding for the favored Land for Maine’s Future program, appearing towards the desire of the folks, the athletes, and even his personal get together.
LePage has repeatedly spoken out towards renewable vitality initiatives Maine ranks final in New England for photo voltaic jobs whereas the state stays dependent on overseas oil. He enlivened and launched coalition to open up the Maine coasts to damaging oil and fuel exploration, regardless of opposition by companies, fishermen and the whole Maine congressional delegation. He additionally established an oil trade lobbyist Responsible for the State Office for Environmental Protection.
And regardless of rising temperatures, extra tick-borne ailments and injury from rising sea ranges, LePage mentioned local weather change shouldn’t be a menace to Maine communities. He himself claims Climate change could possibly be a great factor for the state. In a revealing transfer, LePage got here after he left workplace paid as a lobbyist to advocate for the pursuits of Central Maine Power.
To today, LePage nonetheless fails to know that the well being of Maine’s atmosphere, folks and economic system are intrinsically linked.
During the LePage administration, we misplaced invaluable time within the battle towards local weather change. His inaction on clear vitality has been short-sighted and irresponsible, costing us jobs, making us dependent on oil and turning our backs on future generations.
The Maine Conservation Voters Action Fund is proud to help Governor Mills for re-election. With her management, Maine is shifting in the precise route. We cannot afford to let their opponent Paul LePage Maine throw again once more. What we do over the subsequent few years will decide the longer term we create for our youngsters. We want an motion controller – we’d like Janet Mills.
Comment: The “Nation’s Testimony” reveals extra in regards to the degree of training than the pandemic