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Maine Climate Council: Launching a Statewide Plan to Prepare For and Prevent Climate Change


Gov. Janet Mills has called for a new, concerted state effort to coordinate Maine’s efforts to deal with climate change. The Maine Climate Council launches on Sept. 26. We’ll hear from key members about the goals and challenges for the council. This show is scheduled to coincide with the UN Climate Action Summit, where Mills will address the UN General Assembly.

This story is part of a week-long reporting project Covering Climate Now by Maine Public and more than 300 other news outlets around the world. The series comes in advance of the United Nations Climate Action Summit on Monday Sept. 23 in New York. More information here.


Jerry Reid, commissioner, Maine Department of Environmental Protection; co-chair, Maine Climate Council

Dan Burgess, director, Maine Governor's Energy Office

Kathy Mills (by phone), research scientist, Gulf of Maine Research Institute; member, Maine Climate Council’s Climate and Marine Working Group; author, Northeast chapter, National Climate Assessment

Susie Arnold (by phone), marine scientist, Island Institute

Ania Wright (by phone), youth member, State Climate Council; senior, College of the Atlantic



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