Agency: ME

Silencing Science Tracker

Agency: ME

2019-02-01 Bill Undermining Teaching of Climate Change Introduced in Maine ME, State Interference with Education Climate, Other

A bill was introduced in the Maine legislature that would, if enacted, require teachers to “present both sides” of any “controversial issue.” The term “controversial issue” is defined broadly to include any issue addressed in an “electoral party platform,” and thus would include climate change, which is discussed in the Democratic party platform.

2017-08-14 Climate Science Misrepresented by Maine Governor ME, State Bias and Misrepresentation Climate

During a speech to the Waterville Rotary Club, Maine Governor Paul LePage erroneously stated that the Earth is cooling. He also claimed that, while the Earth may have experienced warming in the past, it was not due to human activities.