On Thursday, Sept. 10, at 7 p.m., the Belfast Area Chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) will hold an online Climate Forum for the candidates for the Waldo County State Senate seat (District 11).
Democratic candidate Glenn “Chip” Curry, of Belfast, and Republican candidate Duncan Milne, of Liberty, will answer a series of questions on how Maine should respond to climate change.
The Maine Climate Council is preparing recommendations to present to the legislature in 2021. The candidates will be asked about their position on climate policy options that will be considered in the new legislative session. There will also be general questions about how Maine, New England and the nation should respond to the challenges and opportunities of the changing climate.
The moderator will be Dr. Peter Millard, who is on the board of the Natural Resources Council of Maine, and chair of the climate committee of Physicians for Social Responsibility.
The Belfast Area Chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby has been active for several years with projects aimed at increasing citizen awareness of climate crisis issues and their solutions, and seeking accountability from elected representatives, according to the Lobby, in a news release. On a national level, CCL lobbies in Washington DC for passage of the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend bill (HR 763), which would place a fee on carbon, and return the funds to every American household.
For more information, or to register for the Webinar, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.