Breen: No reason to politicize conservation, environmental stewardship

Posted: June 03, 2016 | Environment and Natural Resources, Senator Breen

AUGUSTA — Sen. Cathy Breen of Falmouth, the lead Senate Democrat on the Legislature’s Environment and Natural Resources Committee, released the following statement regarding Gov. Paul LePage’s recent attacks on the Natural Resources Council of Maine, or NRCM.

Sen. Cathy Breen, D-Falmouth.

Sen. Cathy Breen, D-Falmouth.

“There’s no good reason to politicize conservation and environmental stewardship,” said Sen. Breen. “Our state’s environmental resources and the heritage industries and recreational opportunities they support are among Maine’s greatest assets. We all care about doing the right thing for the environment, so I’m willing to work with anyone – whether it’s the NRCM or Gov. Paul LePage, should he be willing – to find solutions to protect our waters, our lands and our air for generations to come. With our shared goal in mind, we should be able to disagree without resorting to underhanded tactics against individuals and groups who should be our allies. That’s not the kind of government Mainers expect or deserve.”