As evidence continues to mount that we are already witnessing the impacts of climate change (i.e. heat waves, droughts, severe storms, and wildfires across the U.S.), a new report finds that scientists are 95% certain that humans are the "dominant cause" of climate change.
For North Carolinians, this issue is of significant concern because of the potential for sea level rise, which could dramatically change our famous coastline. But North Carolina and the US government have the ability to take meaningful action.
Currently, EPA is considering a plan to curb carbon emissions from new power plants - the major source of global warming emissions. The U.S. Senate may also soon vote on a bipartisan bill (S761) that promotes energy efficiency and would help to curb carbon pollution in America.
We need your help to support these two measures. Tell Senators Hagan and Burr to support the EPA’s new proposal to curb carbon pollution from new power plans and to support energy saving legislation (such as S761) today!
We support the EPA’s proposal, which would mean new power plants are designed to be state of the art and keep our air clean and healthy for generations to come.
S761 is a commonsense proposal to use our energy more efficiently, create jobs, and save consumers money. S761 would spur innovation in energy efficiency technologies for residential, commercial and industrial sectors. It could create over 75,000 new jobs by 2020 and save consumers $4 billion in energy savings.
Please support cleaner air, better use of energy, and promotion of clean energy jobs in North Carolina and across the country.