Environmental Rallies 

From Cadillac Mountain in Bar Harbor to

downtown Portland’s Monument Square, environmental activists

rallied across Maine today in a call for heightened efforts to curb

global warming.

Organizers say events were held in more than 30 Maine towns and

cities as part of a nationwide &quot:Step it Up&quot: campaign urging

Congress to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 80 percent by 2050.

Events includes rallies, speeches, music and demonstrations in

what’s billed as the biggest day of citizen action directed toward

global warming.

Amaong the participants was Governor John Baldacci, who

addressed a gathering this afternoon near the State House in

Augusta. Asserting that global warming is real, Baldacci said

&quot:there is overwhelming scientific agreement that we are

endangering the environment that sustains us.&quot: