.......Gov. Janet Mills got a lot of attention when she stood before the United Nations General Assembly’s Climate Action Summit on September 23 and announced she had signed an executive order pledging Maine to become “carbon neutral” by 2045.
Problem is, it’s too easy a goal to achieve. We’re either close to it or already there. That’s because of our vast forest, which covers 89 percent of the state. The trees’ photosynthesis process absorbs carbon dioxide from the air.
Thus, Mills, a Democrat, laid out a “wimpy” goal, said Michael Kellett, head of the environmental group RESTORE: The North Woods, which for years has been pushing for a giant national park in the noRrth country...........................
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