Governor Mills Highlights Climate Action in State of the State Address

AUGUSTA, ME – Tonight, Governor Janet Mills highlighted environmental and climate priorities in her State of the State Address, delivered to a Joint Convention of the Legislature in the House Chamber. She discussed budget allocations that will support climate resilience, community-level climate action, and Maine’s 100% renewable energy goals.

The Mills Administration continues to demonstrate the commitment and leadership needed to make progress toward its climate goals while improving the lives and livelihoods of Maine people. By funding municipal and Tribal governments to address climate change locally through the Community Resilience Partnership, taking advantage of federal funding to cut emissions and advance renewable energy through legislation including the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the Inflation Reduction Act, and directing the Governor’s Energy Office to develop legislation to achieve 100% clean energy by 2040, the Administration’s progress toward developing a more sustainable clean energy economy and healthier communities has been steady.

For more information on the Mills Administration’s record on climate, click here to view Maine Conservation Voters’ 2022 Environmental Scorecard (pp. 24-25).

Maine Conservation Voters’ Executive Director Maureen Drouin issued the following statement:

“Governor Mills continues to demonstrate how a rural state can take bold action to tackle the climate crisis while ensuring a fair and equitable economic transition for our communities. By doubling funding for local climate action through the Community Resilience Partnership and setting a goal of developing legislation that will achieve 100% clean energy by 2040, the Mills administration is building a stronger, more resilient, and more equitable future for all Maine people.”