As we continue to strive in new ways to care for the gift of God’s Creation, the Climate Justice Council asks your support in contacting your legislators about these proposed bills in the document below. Click on the image below to bring up the document and activate the links. (note: it is a Word document, so may go into your downloads folder)
Contact Your Legislators
The Environmental Priorities Coalition is a partnership of 37 environmental, conservation and public health organizations representing over 120,000 members in Maine. For the current session of the Maine Legislature, EPC has set as a priority enactment of four bills addressing climate change and sustainability. The Maine Council of Churches of which the Diocese is a member has endorsed the same four bills The four bills include:
LD 928, “RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine to Establish a Right to a Clean and Healthy Environment”
LD 993, An Act to Facilitate Stakeholder Input Regarding Forest Policy in Maine,
LD 1156, “An Act to Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue to Promote the Design, Development and Maintenance of Trails for Outdoor Recreation and Active Transportation”
LD 1246, “An Act to Include Endangered and Threatened Species Habitat in the Definition of “Significant Wildlife Habitat” Under the Natural Resources Protection Act”
LD 1156 has not yet had a public hearing, The other three bills have had hearings, with LD 993 tabled following a work session and LD 928 voted out of Committee on April 11 with an 8 to 5 vote, headed to the floor of the House and Senate.
Time is of the essence. Contact your legislators and the Governor’s Office to voice your support for these bills!
Download a copy of this memo to share with your congregation here. (Note: this is a Word document that will immediately be sent to your download folder or desktop.)