Washington, D.C. – Today, the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators (NCEL) delivered a letter signed by 302 state legislators from 40 states to President Obama, urging him to prioritize tackling global warming in his second term. Nathan Willcox, federal global warming program director with Environment America stated:
“This is what leadership on tackling global warming looks like. From Superstorm Sandy to the worst drought since the Dust Bowl, far too many Americans have been harmed by the early effects of global warming. We have the solutions to address this problem, and today these legislators are speaking out and urging the president to follow through on his pledge to put these solutions to work.
“We join the state legislators in calling on the president to finalize standards to limit carbon pollution from new power plants, and to move forward with a standard to reduce carbon pollution from existing power plants.”