Nations across the globe, including the U.S., are putting together bold new plans for climate action. The push is on for agreements later this year in Paris. The Pope will be in New York this September delivering a major speech and policy document for Catholics about the importance of action on climate change.
It is sad with all the momentum that New York State's efforts are lagging.

Representative Ed Whitfield (R-Kentucky), who chairs the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power, and his allies are at it again, working to pass anti-climate legislation aimed at gutting the Environmental Protection Agency’s

Climate pollution is a having a major impact on our economy, public health and environment. Poor air quality is making our children sick. Rising temperatures, prolonged heat waves and severe storms are costing our economy billions in lost production and infrastructure and property damage. In directing the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to move forward with the Clean Power Plan, President Obama has demonstrated the leadership needed to finally address one of the root causes of our changing climate.

As the federal government looks for ideas to implement a national program that both decreases climate pollution and increases investments in clean energy solutions, it should look no further than the Northeast and our very own Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).

You’ve heard us talk often about the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI); it’s an innovative program of nine Northeast states which cuts carbon pollution while making polluters pay for new sources of clean energy. RGGI is responsible for thousands of solar installations, 

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