Via the Capital Times - a former newspaper gone electronic. Got electricity?
April Wentz: Dear Editor: On Jan. 30, 260 conservationists, including myself, braved the freezing, snowy conditions to attend Conservation Lobby Day at the Capitol. Why did we brave the frigid temperatures to talk to our lawmakers? We believe in conservation priorities and our need to act now.
I am particularly concerned about global warming because we have so little time left to act on it. Large coal power plants are being proposed and built throughout Wisconsin. This source of energy is dirty, dangerous, expensive and contributes to one of the biggest problems facing our planet: global warming. Carbon dioxide, one of the main culprits of global warming, is a consequence of burning coal.
There is a way to reduce Wisconsin's global warming emissions. The state Senate needs to pass Senate Bill 81, the Safe Climate Act, which requires that the state reduce carbon dioxide emissions to 1990 levels by 2020.
The current legislative session ends in mid-March. Contact your state senator and encourage him or her to pass the Safe Climate Act now.