US EPA to Hear Climate Change Issues from Mainers; Roundtable Set for 5/17 am


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By Carol McCracken (Post # 1,135)

The public is invited to attend a roundtable on climate change. The roundtable is set for Thursday, May 17, from 10:30 am to noon at the Cumberland County Civic Center, Maine Lobby Meeting Room, Portland. The event is sponsored by the Natural Resources Council of Maine. Reservations are needed by Tuesday, May 15th via online.

A distinguished panel of experts have voluntered to participate in the event. Some of them are city councilor David Marshall, Steve Rowe, former Maine Attorney General, Stephen Mulkey, Ph.D. President of Unity College, Mark Green, Ph.D. ocean acidification expert, etc. Curt Spalding, EPA Regional Administrator will be the featured speaker and the roundtable will be moderated by Lisa Ohlmann, NRCM, executive director.

The EPA wants to hear from you about climate changes of particular interest to you. It’s well known that there are increasing signs of how vulnerable our health, environment and economy are to climate change and Maine is especially at risk because of our coastlines and natural resource-based economy. The US EPA recently proposed new standards to limit carbon pollution from new power plants. These standards are critical to addressing climate change, reducing air pollution and providing a path toward cleaner energy investments. Your presence will help demonstrate that combating climate change is important to Maine people!

To attend this roundtable, please make your reservation online at: or 430-0105