Northeast Groups Unite In Fight Against Global Warming
than 100 organizations across the Northeast have partnered in a call for reductions in global warming pollution from power plants. Public health, faith, labor and action groups joined environmental organizations in signing on to a set of principles that support a 25 percent reduction in power plant carbon dioxide emissions by 2020.
In a letter to their respective governors Wednesday, the groups called for strong action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the region’s power plants.
“Global warming is a serious problem that requires quick, aggressive action,” says Emily Rusch, Energy Advocate for the New Jersey Public Interest Research Group (NJPIRG). “Reducing carbon pollution from power plants is a key strategy in any plan to curb the harmful effects of human-induced climate change.”
Northeast states, including all of New England, New York, New Jersey and Delaware, are engaged in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) to create a precedent-setting cap-and-trade program to address carbon dioxide emissions from power plants.
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