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USM’s Rebecca Gibbons talks with NECN as Gov. Mills addresses UN

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When Maine Gov. Janet Mills addressed the UN General Assembly, Rebecca Gibbons, a University of Southern Maine assistant professor of political science, talked with the ‘unique moment” with the New England Cable Network.

"It's quite rare for any governor to speak at the UN," Gibbons said. “(Secretary General António Guterres) is inviting people who are taking concrete action. He's inviting mayors, people actually doing something.”

During her address, Mills pledged that Maine will be carbon neutral by 2045.

"And if our small state can do it, you can,” Mills said. “Because we've got to unite to preserve our precious common ground, for our common planet, in uncommon ways for this imperative common purpose."