Congresswoman Chellie Pingree issued the following statement on President Obama's climatechange plan announced today.
I'm glad the President is going to take bold action to address global warming. Already we are seeing the effects of climate change in more powerful storms, droughts and wildfires. And addressing climate change by focusing on pollution from power plants is going to encourage the development of new sources of clean energy produced right here at home, like wind and tidal power.
Maine and other northeastern states have already taken the lead by reducing and regulating greenhouse gas pollution from power plants as part of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) so itwill be good to have a national approach to this pollution, which will ensure that Maine is on a level playing field with the rest of the country.