Lawmakers Push for Earth Day Legislation 

Kicking off a campaign for Earth Day 2010, Maine’s clean energy and climate coalition and legislative leaders met in Augusta Tuesday to call on Congress to take action on clean energy and climate change legislation this spring. “Since the first Earth Day, leadership from Maine’s U.S. Senators has resulted in dramatic clean up of America’s waters and air,” said Brownie Carson, Executive Director of the Natural Resources Council of Maine. “With our extensive coastline, and an economy so dependent on the beauty and natural bounties of our state, Maine is especially susceptible to climate change. We need our Senators to lead again, so we can move away from foreign oil and dirty coal and create clean, American energy that will boost jobs, cut pollution and increase our economic and national security.”