LD 797 – An Act To Limit Greenhouse Gas Pollution and Effectively Use Maine’s Natural Resources

Summary: This bill provides that by January 1, 2050 the State must reduce net annual
greenhouse gas emissions to at least 80% below the 1990 net annual greenhouse gas
emissions level. It directs the Department of Environmental Protection to establish interim net
annual emissions levels and to monitor and report on gross and net annual greenhouse gas
emissions. It directs the department to update the State’s climate action plan and evaluate the
State’s progress toward meeting the reduction levels.

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