I am writing to urge Sen. Earl McCormick, R-West Gardiner, to vote in favor of L.D. 1215.

I spoke with McCormick on April 7 during the Natural Resources Council of Maine Citizen Action Day. I appreciated his taking the time to listen to my concerns. Among the issues we discussed was the bipartisan energy bill that was passed last session, with the clear intent to provide continued support for energy efficiency incentives. This is one of the bills that Gov. Paul LePage is blocking, even though the original bill was presented and passed in good faith.

Last summer, after installing an energy saving heat pump, I received a rebate from Efficiency Maine. I know how important the rebate was for me to afford an energy upgrade, and I believe we, as residents of Maine, and stewards of the Earth, need to continue to provide economic incentives for energy efficiencies.

L.D. 1215 corrects a one-word typo that happened at the Revisor’s Office after the bill left committee. The Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee voted 11-2 in favor of L.D. 1215; it then was passed in the House with a 138-1 margin. Now it’s the Senate’s turn to vote for the correction.

Mary Simpson


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