Dozens of people joined together to take a stand against climate change in Rockland today.
The Maine Conservation Alliance hosted Beat the Heat Rally on Sandy Beach to celebrate the EPA’s Clean Power Plan.
The initiative from President Obama goes into effect Monday.
It will require states including Maine to reduce carbon pollution by 2030.
Ralliers urged Maine’s senators to support the plan and take more action against climate change.
“Maine will only benefit by the carbon rule. This is historic. This is the first ever regulation of carbon pollution which greatly impacts our air and also our ocean,” said Beth Ahearn, program director at the Maine Conservation Alliance.
Folks from another group, Friends of Penobscot Bay, were also on hand.
They want the EPA to change the Clean Power Plan to include more restrictions on natural gas burning in Maine.