Wednesday March 7, 2018
Cuts in emissions can preserve Antarctic ice.
President Donald Trump thinks he has ended "the war on beautiful, clean coal." But instead the Republican-controlled Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has ruled there is no evidence that retirements of coal-fired power plants pose a threat to reliability of the nation's electric grid.
As a member of the Climate Solutions Caucus, U.S. Rep. Ryan Costello has an opportunity to make a difference to prevent a climate crisis and reduce this administration's assault on our environmental safeguards. On Feb. 13, a group of his constituents, along with PennEnvironment activists, rallied at his office to #BeOurClimateSweetheart this Valentine's Day and make a serious commitment to push for real climate solutions.
We are asking Costello to oppose future environmental attacks while actively working to find ways to address climate change.
Let's not wait until the tipping point to act. According to environmental activist Bill McKibben, "The latest models show that with very rapid cuts in emissions, Antarctic ice might remain largely intact for centuries; without them, we might see 11 feet of sea-level rise by century's end."
Let's hold Costello accountable.
Mary Ann Mack
Congressmen can help prevent climate crisis