Mills gets A rating from Conservation Voters

The Maine Conservation Voters gave Governor Janet Mills an A rating for her environmental work during her first 100 days in office.

The governor’s work on climate change and energy independence are among the initiatives that MCV cited. From opposing offshore drilling for oil to solar power initiatives to reviving the Land for Maine’s Future program to advocating for the addition of new properties to provide public access and increase recreational opportunities for boaters, anglers, hunters, bird watchers, and other outdoor sports enthusiasts, the MCA report offers lots of reasons for applauding the governor’s first 100 days.

Personally, I appreciate the governor’s selection of Judy Camuso as our Fish and Wildlife Department Commissioner, and her strong support for Judy’s many initiatives to improve and expand DIF&W’s important work.

You can read all the reasons MCA awarded an A grade to the governor here:




George Smith

About George Smith

George stepped down at the end of 2010 after 18 years as the executive director of the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine to write full time. He writes a weekly editorial page column in the Kennebec Journal and Waterville Morning Sentinel, a weekly travel column in those same newspapers (with his wife Linda), monthly columns in The Maine Sportsman magazine, two outdoor news blogs (one on his website,, and one on the website of the Bangor Daily News), and special columns for many publications and newsletters. Islandport Press published a book of George's favorite columns, "A Life Lived Outdoors" in 2014. In 2014, George also won a Maine Press Association award for writing the state's bet sports blog. In 2016, Down East Books published George's book, Maine Sporting Camps, and Islandport Press published George and his wife Linda's travel book, Take It From ME, about their favorite Maine inns and restaurants.