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Pingree Celebrates Pine Tree State’s Climate Progress on 2nd Anniversary of ‘Maine Won’t Wait’

Two years ago today, Governor Mills unveiled Maine’s four-year Climate Action Plan

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today celebrated the Governor Mills Administration’s progress over the last two years to implement Maine’s Climate Action Plan known as “Maine Won’t Wait” and released the following statement:

“Today we mark the half-way point of Maine’s four-year Climate Action Plan. Maine’s tremendous progress is truly something to celebrate, and I commend Governor Mills and her team for their hard work and leadership in our collective fight against climate change,” said Pingree. “Whether through investments to improve climate resilience, weatherize and update infrastructure, or embrace clean energy, historic legislation like the American Rescue Plan, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, and Inflation Reduction Act are supporting this bold action plan. Coupled with climate investments in Maine communities such as those the Governor announced today, we have never been closer to achieving our climate goals. I’m honored to help put Maine further down that path, and I look forward to continuing this fight with the people of Maine.” 

Pingree is Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies. She has championed a bold agenda to combat the climate crisis, including introducing legislation to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in U.S. agriculture by 2040 and is a cosponsor of over 40 bills in the 117th Congress to combat the climate crisis, including the visionary Green New Deal. 

Included in the Fiscal Year 2022 Appropriations Bill, Pingree secured $990,000 for the University of Maine’s Climate Science Information Exchange, which will serve as the coordination hub called for in the state’s Climate Action Plan and will support implementation of key strategies outlined in the plan. 

Pingree recently attended the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as the 27th Conference of the Parties (COP27), in Egypt to convey the commitment of the United States Congress to continuing the robust progress made to tackle the climate crisis under the leadership of President Biden.

She proudly supported and helped pass the Inflation Reduction Act, the most significant climate investment in U.S. history, as well as the American Rescue Plan and Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. 



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