US Senate, ME

Angus King

ON THE ISSUES

  • Worked to ensure that unique American landscapes from Acadia to Yosemite are protected
  • Voted for the Inflation Reduction Act, the most significant action Congress has ever taken to address climate change
  • Earned 91% lifetime score on LCV's National Environmental Scorecard

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WHY THIS RACE MATTERS

  • Holding this seat in Maine will help the environmental movement defend and expand its majority in the Senate and make it easier to pass climate legislation at the federal level
  • Member of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee and Chair of the Subcommittee on National Parks

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CANDIDATE BACKGROUND

Angus King is currently serving his second term to represent Maine in the U.S. Senate. King previously served as Governor, in addition to his work with a variety of alternative energy companies in the private sector. Throughout his career, King has championed renewable energies and conservation initiatives, facilitating the largest increase of protected lands in Maine’s history. King championed public lands and worked to ensure that unique American landscapes from Acadia to Yosemite are protected. A long time advocate for the Land Water Conservation Fund, he also worked to ensure Restore Our Parks funding was included in the Great American Outdoors Act. He also was the driving force to include $500 million for the National Park Service in the Inflation Reduction Act.

In the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Sen. King worked to include battery manufacturing and recycling funding.  He is currently working to make sure the electric grid build out needed to connect renewables to population centers can be built quicker and cheaper than in the past. Sen. King is a stalwart defender of the Clean Air Act. He also led efforts to repeal former President Trump's rules surrounding emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas that is 70 times worse than carbon dioxide. Senator King has earned a 91% lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard. King is endorsed by LCV Action Fund.


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