LWV: Climate change greatest challenge

October 10, 2013

Members of the League of Women Voters of Sussex County were pleased when the Environmental Protection Agency proposed a carbon pollution standard for new power plants. These new standards are an important step in the fight against climate change that President Obama foreshadowed in a critical speech just a few months ago.

Climate change is the greatest environmental challenge of our lifetime. As the president of the LWVSC, I am proud to stand in support of the President’s plan to cut carbon pollution from new power plants and fulfill his commitment to people, not polluters.

Power plants are the largest emitter of life-threatening carbon pollution in our country and the leading cause of climate change. Carbon pollution has deadly effects on the health of our children, seniors and our environment. Climate change comes at a high cost to all of us, contributing to more frequent storms and deadly weather that result in billions of dollars of recovery costs for local communities every year. Reducing the amount of carbon pollution from power plants is a life-saving measure that will protect our children, our nation and the world from the devastating effects of climate change.

The League of Women Voters of Sussex County looks forward to working with the EPA to implement life-saving measures to protect our children, our nation and our world from the damaging effects of climate change.

Jane Lord
President, League of Women Voters of Sussex County

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