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Governor’s Environmental and Energy Resources Working Group Solicits Climate Adaptation Suggestions
Governor Paul R. LePage’s Environmental and Energy Resources Working Group is convening three listening sessions to solicit suggestions on specific actions that will assist the State in identifying and adopting climate adaption practices or policies.
The Working Group is comprised of the Departments of Environmental Protection (DEP), Marine Resources (DMR), Agriculture Conservation and Forestry (DACF), Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (DIFW) along with the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Governor’s Energy Office.
Part of this effort is convening listening sessions across the state to receive input from stakeholder groups and individuals on how the Departments might create approaches to cross-cutting and multi-agency issues to ensure that unified and consistent information is available to decision-makers.
These agencies are currently involved in a number of climate adaptation activities, including:
The listening sessions will be held in Portland on Wednesday, May 14 in rooms 214 and 215 at the Abromson Community Education Center, University of Southern Maine; in Bangor on Wednesday, May 28 at Rangeley Hall, Eastern Maine Community College; and in Houlton on Wednesday, June 11 at DOT's Houlton location at 28 Darcie Drive. Each listening session will provide two opportunities for people to offer their thoughts and ideas, from 2 PM – 4 PM and from 6 PM -8 PM the same evening.
DEP Commissioner Patricia Aho who is chair of the working group said, “We look forward to hearing suggestions that provide specific and identifiable tools to assist decision-makers in Maine’s built and natural environment. Examples of such tools or strategies might include streamlined interagency review, interagency information sharing or consolidated or shared mapping capabilities.”
Attendees are also encouraged to provide answers to the following questions:
The results of these listening sessions will be summarized and strategic approaches considered to facilitate improved collaboration on climate adaptation among the agencies.
Comments may also be submitted to DEP Sustainability Director George MacDonald at George.MacDonald@maine.gov.
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