The new normal?
Dec 02, 2014 | 7738 views | 0 0 comments | 230 230 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Dear Editor:

The monster snowstorm in Buffalo last week was downright scary. But storms like this are exactly the sort of extreme weather that climate scientists predict will become more frequent in New York unless we reign in the carbon pollution fueling global warming.

We know what we have to do: limit carbon from the largest sources – our power plants – and shift to clean energy like wind, solar, and energy efficiency. And that’s just what the Environmental Protection Agency would do under the newly proposed Clean Power Plan.

But instead of letting the EPA do its job, polluters’ allies in Congress are actually threatening to shut down the government instead of cutting carbon from power plants. It's time for New Yorkers, along with our leaders like Governor andrew Cuomo, to do everything they can to support EPA’s action.

Governor Cuomo has stuck up for our health by investing significantly in renewable energy. Now it’s time for him to come up with a strong plan that uses wind and solar energy to beat the Clean Power Plan targets.

Sincerely,

Heather Leibowitz

Director of Environment New York
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