Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Susan Collins met with members of the Portland Chapter of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) to discuss climate issues affecting the State of Maine. The group included students and advocates from Portland, Falmouth, Winslow, Westbrook, Dover-Foxcroft, and Blue Hill.
“The Portland Chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby are passionate advocates for Maine’s natural resources,” said Senator Collins. “There is no doubt that climate change poses a significant threat to our economy and our natural resources, including Maine’s forestry, fishing, agricultural, tourism, and recreation industries. We discussed ways we can continue to work together to ensure that residents and visitors can enjoy the Maine outdoors for generations to come.”
Last month, Senator Collins supported the resolution of disapproval to block the Administration’s repeal of the Clean Power Plan. Senator Collins recently joined Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) in introducing the Super Pollutants Act, legislation that aims to reduce emissions of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs). Senators Collins and Murphy also sent a letter to the EPA urging the agency to reinstate standards for methane that were established during the Obama Administration. Additionally, Senators Collins and Maria Cantwell (D-WA) authored the first-ever bipartisan resolution that designated the week of September 23, 2019, as National Clean Energy Week. The Better Energy Storage Technology (BEST) Act, legislation introduced by Senator Collins to help advance energy storage technologies and make our nation’s grid more reliable and resilient, passed the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee in September.
Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on environmental policy.