Letter: Global Warming Is Impacting Us Now

Letter: Global Warming Is Impacting Us Now

To the Editor:

On Wednesday, July 30, I joined hundreds in Washington, D.C. to show my support for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan by testifying at the public hearing.

With increasingly powerful storms bringing down trees and flooding our roads, global warming isn’t a distant threat for Virginia. It’s impacting us now.

We need to act now to make this planet cleaner and healthier, while we have the opportunity.

The EPA’s Clean Power Plan will reduce carbon pollution from power plants—the largest source of global warming pollution in the US.

Unfortunately, some members of Congress are working actively to block the EPA’s authority under the Clean Air Act to limit dangerous carbon pollution. With so much at stake, we need leaders to stand up to the polluters.

Virginia’s Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine should stand up for Virginia and push back against polluters’ attacks on this critical step to tackle global warming. Our children’s future depends on it.

Erin Hodge

Great Falls