LePage Supports Climate Change Collaboration with Canadian Provinces

Sep 3, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine - Gov. Paul LePage is supporting an agreement that will strengthen regional co-operation in addressing climate change.

During this week's annual conference of the New England governors and Eastern Canadian premiers in St. John's, Newfoundland, the group unanimously agreed on the importance of collaborating as a region to address climate change.

Under this agreement, a 2030 reduction marker range of 35 percent to 45 percent below 1990 levels has been adopted. Patrick Woodcock is the governor's Energy Office director.

"We do have to continue to do our part, but Maine is well positioned to continue to be a leader in being a clean air and low emitting CO2 state," Woodcock said.

The New England governors and eastern Canadian premiers have committed to developing new strategies, policies and measures to continue reducing greenhouse gas emissions in their regions.