AUGUSTA — Senate Democrats have backed a joint order calling on Maine to join the rest of the world in doing its part to fight climate change by joining the Paris Agreement.
Sen. Dave Miramant, D-Camden, submitted the measure that would have led Maine toward joining the United States Climate Alliance, a group of states committed to upholding the international climate accord signed in Paris by nearly 200 countries in 2016. The United States had been a leader in negotiations that led to the accord, but President Donald Trump has announced that the U.S. would walk away from the Paris Agreement.
AUGUSTA — Sen. Justin Chenette, D-Saco, presented Thornton Academy Valedictorian Annabel Winterberg with a legislative sentiment at the their senior graduation assembly Thursday morning.
“We have a remarkable young woman among you who is so much more than a test score and great grades, which also she has,” said Chenette. “Your Valedictorian is someone who has participated in Debate Team, Model United Nations, National Honor Society, Women and Gender Equal Rights Club, German Club, and the German Exchange.”