Sen. Miramant appointed to Maine Climate Council’s Coastal and Marine subcommittee

Mon, 03/01/2021 - 12:45pm

    AUGUSTA — Sen. David Miramant, D-Camden, has been appointed to the Coastal and Marine working group of the Maine Climate Council by Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash.

    The Maine Climate Council is a group of scientists, industry leaders, policymakers and residents tasked with creating a four-year plan to reduce emissions in Maine and to achieve state carbon neutrality by 2045.

    “I’m looking forward to bringing my experience as the Senate chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Marine Resources to the Climate Council,” said Sen. Miramant. “Our marine resources are important for our heritage industries, food supply and way of life. Making sure that our climate policies acknowledge the importance of our marine resources and works to protect them is important to sustain them for future generations.”

    The Council’s plan, Maine Won’t Wait, was delivered to the Governor and the Legislature in December 2020. The Council continues to meet quarterly to monitor progress.