On September 23, the United Nations (UN) will meet in New York City for the UN Climate Summit. Leaders from around the world have been invited to attend the Summit with the goal of setting meaningful, action-oriented solutions to fight climate change. In advance of the Summit, the League is participating in the People’s Climate March on Sunday, September 21.
Congress will recess in a few days, but the League of Women Voters remains hard at work. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is holding regional hearings across the country to take public comments on Clean Power Plan designed to reduce carbon emissions.
President MacNamara delivered comments on the Clean Power Plan at the EPA’s public hearing in Atlanta. The comments commend the EPA for taking the necessary steps to cut carbon pollution and fight climate change. They also urge the EPA to work with state stakeholders to make the regulation stronger and reduce carbon pollution levels 35 percent by 2030.
In June, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) introduced a proposal to set the first-ever limits on carbon pollution from existing power plants. This week, the EPA will hold public hearings in four major cities to obtain feedback on this historic regulation.
The League joined a letter to the Leadership of the U.S. Senate encouraging them to stay strong against attempts to load 2014 appropriations bills with amendments that threaten the nation's clean water, climate and natural resources.