Maine is ahead of the curve when it comes to reducing global warming pollution. That's according to the environmental advocacy group Environment Maine.
The group released their new study in Portland outside Revision Energy, which makes things like solar-powered cars. The study shows Maine and other northeast states reduced global warming pollution over the last decade, while at the same time growing their economies faster than the rest of the nation.
A group spokesperson says while the region, in their estimation, is too still dependent on fossil fuels, Maine is making positive strides.
A report released today by the advocacy group Environment Maine concludes that it is possible to tackle global warming and at the same time achieve robust economic growth. The study finds that the Northeast region as a whole cut emissions 20 percent faster than the rest of the nation between 2000 and 2009. At the same time the region's GDP per capita grew 87 percent faster.
Environment Maine Research and Policy Center is part of The Public Interest Network, which operates and supports organizations committed to a shared vision of a better world and a strategic approach to getting things done.