Bill bans discrimination on climate change doubters
Maine laws protect people from discrimination based on factors such as race, disabilities and sexual orientation, and a Republican lawmaker wants to add a person’s beliefs about climate change to that list.
Rep. Larry Lockman has introduced a bill that would limit the attorney general’s ability to prosecute people based on their political speech, including their views on climate change.
Lockman said that he believes it’s an open question whether human activity is the primary cause of climate change.
“We need to have a vigorous public debate on that question,” he said.