Resolve, to Study Climate Change and Implement the Recommendations of the Department of Environmental Protection Report on Climate Change (2013)

In 2009, the Legislature directed the DEP to build upon the Universtiy of Maine’s climate impact assessment by evaluating the options available to Maine people and businesses for adapting to the likely environmental effects of climate change. Under Governor LePage’s administration however, the DEP ceased its study on climate change adaptation. LD 825 would have directed the DEP to resume the study and implement recommendations made in response to its findings. The goal of the rule is to prepare Maine for the environmental effects of climate change. The bill passed both bodies but was vetoed by Governor LePage.