President-elect Trump has said he is not a fan of energy generated from wind and solar power. That’s of high concern for Maine’s environmental groups. Dylan Voorhees, a scientist for the Natural Resources Council of Maine, worries Trump might unravel progress made by the Obama administration on the Environmental Protection Agency’s clean air and power plans, particularly a rule that’s under development to reduce mercury and other emissions that pollute the air.
“We’re still reeling and contemplating what a Trump presidency might mean environmentally, both nationally in Maine,” Voorhees said. “It’s really hard, like the rest of his policy platform, to interpret what that will mean for the world. One thing it means is that we’re going to be on defense.”