September 24, 2019

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Govs Get It Done: Gov. Janet Mills Tells United Nations Maine Will Be Carbon Neutral by 2045 in Historic Address

“Maine won’t wait. Will you?” – Gov. Janet Mills

Democratic Maine Gov. Janet Mills became the first sitting Maine governor to address the United Nations when she spoke at the U.N.’s Climate Action Summit yesterday. In her address, Gov. Mills spotlighted the work she has done since taking office to reverse the years of inaction under GOP Gov. Paul LePage and announced the state’s plans to be carbon neutral by 2045. Mills has received widespread praise for her progressive agenda to reduce Maine’s greenhouse gas emissions and grow its renewable energy economy.

In her speech to world leaders, Gov. Mills reminded them, “And if our small state can do it, you can. Because we’ve got to unite to preserve our precious common ground, for our common planet, in uncommon ways for this imperative common purpose.” 

You can watch the full speech here and read more about Gov. Mills’ historic address below.

WMTW: Gov. Mills tells United Nations Maine will go carbon neutral by 2045

Maine Gov. Janet Mills told the United Nations General Assembly on Monday that her state will combat climate change by going carbon neutral by 2045.

Mills, a Democrat, was invited to talk about Maine’s efforts to combat climate change at the UN Climate Action Summit 2019 in New York City. It was the first time a Maine governor addressed the UN.

The Portland Press Herald: In address, Gov. Mills vows Maine will be carbon neutral by 2045, and challenges others

Gov. Janet Mills told world leaders gathered Monday at the United Nations that Maine will not wait to take bold action to address climate change and challenged them to do the same before announcing she intends to make the state carbon neutral by 2045.

“We’ve got to unite to preserve our precious common ground, for our common planet, in uncommon ways for this imperative common purpose,” she said at the U.N.’s Climate Action Summit. “Maine won’t wait. Will you?”

Bangor Daily News: In UN address, Janet Mills pledges Maine will be carbon-neutral by 2045

Gov. Janet Mills pledged Monday that Maine will have a carbon-neutral economy by 2045 in an address before a United Nations climate summit, tacking on the most ambitious goal of her tenure and upping the stakes for a new council set to begin meeting this week.