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Action Alert: Final Action Needed to Advance Solar Policy

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016
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Please ask your legislators to vote in support of the veto override on LD 1649


Recently, the Legislature voted on the comprehensive solar bill (LD 1649). The good news: the bill passed by strong margins, 91-56 in the House and 35-0 in the Senate.

The bad news: we don’t have enough votes in the House to override the veto and we may lose votes in the Senate.

We will need 2/3 support in both the House and Senate to override Governor LePage’s expected veto. The veto override vote is on April 29This means we need your help!

Please contact your legislators right away and ask them to vote in support of solar!

They need to hear from you NOW so they can help us succeed in the veto override scheduled for April 29.

If your legislators voted in support of LD 1649, please thank them.  If your representative voted against, please urge him/her to reconsider.

To see how your representative voted, here’s the roll call.  To learn more about the bill, go to our website.

Solar jobs are on the line. Maine is already in last place for solar in the region, but the Governor and his allies have pushed hard all session to further roll back solar in Maine. This could bring solar development to a halt and put hundreds of existing solar jobs at risk.

Please ask your legislators to vote in support of the veto override on LD 1649.

Thank you,
JenniferJenn Burns Gray
Maine Audubon Staff Attorney and Advocate
[email protected]
(207) 781-2330 x224



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