“We do not know how you will look in the next 50 or 100 years … but our world leaders will have a hand in determining that in Paris next month. ”
We do not know how you will look in the next 50 or 100 years … but our world leaders will have a hand in determining that in Paris next month.
But we do know how you have changed. For 45 years, Clean Wisconsin has been your voice for the environment in Wisconsin. The burning of fossil fuels has changed your landscape. It’s made your air more difficult to breathe, impacted your waters and endangered plants and wildlife. It has affected people of all ages, families and homes, cities and states. It has affected economies, whole industries.
Despite this, we have hope for you.
And the unveiling of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan will further curb emissions, both across the nation and in Wisconsin.
At Clean Wisconsin, we know the Clean Power Plan can be a win for Wisconsin, reducing health costs and slashing dangerous emissions. The Clean Power Plan presents a tremendous opportunity to lower electricity bills while creating good-paying jobs, developing clean sources of energy such as solar and wind power, and making our homes and businesses more energy efficient.
For your future, Earth, we need to stop sending $12 billion out of Wisconsin to import dirty coal and other fossil fuels each year. Instead, we must seize the opportunity to lead the nation in innovation, job creation and health protections by developing a strong implementation plan immediately.
We want to remember 2015 as the year our world leaders — and state leaders — listened. When the threat of climate change is taken seriously, as the leadership the United States has done, we think they will.