LD 893 – An Act To Create an Updated Unified Maine Climate Action Plan

Summary: This bill requires the Department of Environmental Protection, working with the Maine
Interagency Climate Adaptation Work Group, or MICA Work Group, and the University of Maine,
to update the Maine Climate Action Plan developed in 2004 by the department. It requires the
updated plan to address both mitigation and adaptation strategies. It requires the department
and the MICA Work Group to convene a group of stakeholders to evaluate the mitigation and
adaptation strategies in order to update the plan and it provides for internships for University of
Maine students to work on the development and implementation of the updated plan. It
authorizes the department to hire consultants. It requires the University of Maine System to
develop and implement procedures for providing climate data to residents of the State. It also
includes an appropriations and allocations section.

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