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LePage vetoes solar bill
LePage vetoes solar bill
On July 10, Governor Paul LePage vetoed LD 1504 according to Maine Conservation Voters.

The bill would delay new solar energy “net metering” rules and instruct public utility regulators to conduct a cost-benefit analysis of the policy.

MCV issued an alert Monday afternoon that said LePage's "actions could threaten good-paying solar jobs, our environment, and our future."

On June 28, the solar bill passed the Maine House 105 to 41 and the Maine Senate 29 to 6.

Beth Ahearn, MCV Political Director said those votes "proved that Maine people want to see the benefits of solar power grow across our state. But the governor ignored what the Maine people want with his veto; and now he's pressuring legislators to drop their support of solar and let his veto stand."

"As the federal administration backpedals on climate action, it is more important than ever that we support clean energy in Maine," she said.

July 20 been set for the legislature to reconvene to take up several LePage vetoes, including the solar bill.

Posted on Monday, July 10, 2017 (Archive on Monday, July 31, 2017)
Posted by Jym St. Pierre   Contributed by Jym St. Pierre
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