An Act To Require Consideration of Climate and Equity Impacts by the Public Utilities Commission (2021)

Sponsors: Victoria W. Doudera

LD 1682

Through LD 1682, the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions has been added to the statutory purposes of the Public Utilities Commission (PUC), joining the current statutory mandates of ensuring safe and reasonable service and minimizing the cost of energy to consumers. This new mandate is critical to helping Maine reach its goals of reducing greenhouse gases 45% by 2030 and 80% by 2050. The new law also requires the Governor’s Office of Policy, Innovation and the Future (GOPIF) to develop methods of incorporating equity considerations in decision making at state agencies and to develop definitions for “environmental justice,” “environmental justice populations,” “frontline communities,” and other relevant terms. GOPIF will report back to the Energy, Utilities and Technology and the Environment and Natural Resources Committees by February 1, 2022 with recommendations for equity considerations and definitions. These requirements will help ensure that Maine tackles decarbonization and grid modernization equitably.

Senate Votes

District Name Vote
31 Donna Bailey
9 Joseph Baldacci
19 Richard Bennett
17 Russell J. Black
25 Catherine Breen
30 Stacy Brenner
29 Anne M. Carney
27 Benjamin M. Chipman
20 Ned Claxton
11 Chip Curry
16 Scott W. Cyrway
24 Matthea Elisabeth Larsen Daughtry
4 Paul T. Davis
32 Susan A. Deschambault
26 Bill Diamond
5 James F. Dill
3 Bradlee Thomas Farrin
10 Stacey K. Guerin
14 Craig V. Hickman
1 Troy Dale Jackson
18 Lisa Keim
35 Mark W. Lawrence
21 Nathan L. Libby
13 Chloe Maxmin
12 David R. Miramant
6 Marianne Moore
15 Matthew G. Pouliot
34 Joseph Rafferty
8 Kimberley C. Rosen
28 Heather B. Sanborn
2 Trey Stewart
22 Jeffrey L. Timberlake
23 Eloise A. Vitelli
33 David C. Woodsome

House Votes

District Name Vote
138 Robert W. Alley, Sr.
73 John Andrews
65 Amy Bradstreet Arata A
49 Poppy Arford
67 Susan M. W. Austin
8 Christopher W. Babbidge A
27 Kyle Bailey
47 Arthur Bell
149 Susan Bernard
55 Seth A. Berry
63 Bruce A. Bickford
22 Mark John Blier
3 Lydia Blume
80 Richard T. Bradstreet A
36 Michael F. Brennan
61 Heidi E. Brooks
24 Mark E. Bryant
28 Christopher James Caiazzo
127 Barbara A. Cardone
16 Nathan Carlow
137 Meldon Carmichael A
68 Richard M. Cebra A
60 Kristen Sarah Cloutier
106 Amanda Collamore
42 Benjamin T. Collings
58 Jonathan Connor
14 Lynn Copeland
25 Patrick W. Corey
100 Danny Edward Costain
90 Lydia Crafts
59 Margaret M. Craven
43 W. Edward Crockett
98 Scott W. Cuddy
72 Kathleen R. J. Dillingham
97 Janice S. Dodge
115 Josanne C. Dolloff
85 Donna R. Doore
94 Victoria W. Doudera
130 Kathy Downes
121 Gary A. Drinkwater
111 John "Jack" Ducharme
122 Michelle Ann Dunphy
91 Jeffrey Evangelos
120 Richard Evans
136 Billy Bob Faulkingham
66 Jessica L. Fay
11 Ryan M. Fecteau
104 Steven D. Foster
93 Valli Geiger
9 Traci Gere
142 Jeffery Allen Gifford
13 Lori K. Gramlich
82 Randall Adam Greenwood
102 Abigail W. Griffin A
118 Chad Wayne Grignon A
132 Nicole Grohoski
101 David G. Haggan A
114 Randall C. Hall
87 Jeffery P. Hanley
83 Thom Harnett
19 Matthew A. Harrington
81 Tavis Hasenfus
117 Frances M. Head
53 Allison Hepler
131 Sherman H. Hutchins
4 Patricia Hymanson
141 Kathy Irene Javner A
145 Chris A. Johansen
32 Christopher J. Kessler
99 MaryAnne Kinney A
20 Theodore Joseph Kryzak Jr.
113 H. Scott Landry Jr.
88 Michael Lemelin
64 Laurel Libby
37 Grayson Lookner
129 Peter A. Lyford
74 Sheila Lyman
110 Colleen M. Madigan
151 John L. Martin
57 Thomas H. Martin
150 Roland Danny Martin
56 Richard G. Mason
1 Kristi Mathieson
92 Ann Higgins Matlack
148 David Harold McCrea
51 Joyce McCreight
134 Genevieve McDonald
62 Gina M. Melaragno
2 Michele Meyer
30 Rebecca J. Millett
71 H. Sawin Millett Jr.
33 Victoria E. Morales
45 Stephen W. Moriarty
75 Joshua Morris
78 Cathy R. Nadeau
76 Daniel Newman
128 Kevin O'Connell A
5 Beth A. O'Connor
15 Margaret M. O'Neil
23 Lester S. Ordway
123 Laurie Osher
10 Wayne R. Parry
52 Sean C. Paulhus A
133 Sarah Pebworth
77 Michael D. Perkins
140 Anne C. Perry
124 Joseph C. Perry Sr.
116 Richard A. Pickett A
44 Teresa S. Pierce
95 William D. Pluecker
107 Jennifer Poirier A
17 Dwayne W. Prescott A
144 Tracy Quint
31 Lois Galgay Reckitt
34 Morgan Rielly
69 Walter N. Riseman
6 Tiffany Roberts-Lovell
7 Timothy Roche A
125 Amy Roeder
108 Shelley Rudnicki
48 Melanie Sachs
35 Suzzane Salisbury
21 Heidi H. Sampson
46 Braden Sharpe
12 Erin Sheehan
112 Thomas H. Skolfield
143 Peggy Jo Stanley
119 Paul A. Stearns
105 Joel R. Stetkis
89 Holly B. Stover
126 Laura Supica
39 Michael A. Sylvester
40 Rachel Talbot Ross
54 Denise A. Tepler
26 Maureen Fitzgerald Terry
79 Timothy S. Theriault
103 James Thorne
50 Ralph L. Tucker
139 William R. Tuell
18 John L. Tuttle
147 Joseph Underwood
70 Nathan J. Wadsworth
84 Charlotte Warren
29 Sophia Warren
146 Dustin Michael White
109 Bruce A. White
135 Lynne Williams
38 Barbara Wood
41 Samuel Zager
96 Stanley Paige Zeigler, Jr.