“We have the planet on loan. We have an obligation to return it to future generations in a better condition than we found it.”
Leadership: With his long history in the clean technology sector, Senator King brings a commitment to sustainable energy, both as a means of addressing ocean acidification and climate change, and as a platform for economic growth. In addition to supporting robust federal funding for these new technologies and cosponsoring legislation that will hasten their deployment, he introduced the Free Market Energy Act, which would help people who live in remote locations – like Maine’s island communities – pursue energy independence.
Senator King co-sponsored the Waterfront Community Revitalization and Resiliency Act to help coastal communities modernize outdated infrastructure and develop strategies to deal with climate change. He also knows that Maine’s commercial fishing industry is a crucial economic engine for the state, and he has promoted the sustainable management of Maine’s fisheries to protect those jobs.
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