Support Science-Based Climate Change Legislation

Target: Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House

Goal: Find strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Economically viable, science-based solutions to climate change are the focus of a new bill introduced to the House of Representatives by a bipartisan group of lawmakers. This comes amid a period of extreme partisanship on the issue. The Trump Administration has downplayed human contributions to climate change, seeking an increase in fossil fuel production through the cancellation of many Obama-era climate policies.

The proposed legislation calls for establishment of a 10-member bipartisan “Climate Solutions Commission,” which would produce policy recommendations for encouraging economic growth while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. It would also utilize the Government Accountability Office for independent financial impact assessment of each policy proposal.

Despite the recent action taken by the current administration, market-fueled movement away from fossil fuel energy sources is well underway. Employment in the renewable energy sector already far exceeds that in coal, oil and natural gas. The number of domestic wind turbine installations has more than doubled in the last seven years.

Climate change is a reality which will have an impact far beyond the Trump era. It is time for Congress to take meaningful action. Please sign the below petition calling on Speaker Ryan to join several of his Republican colleagues in supporting this legislation.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Speaker Ryan,

I am writing to urge that you join several of your Republican colleagues in supporting House Bill 6240. It would establish a 10-member bipartisan commission to find science-backed, economically viable strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The Government Accountability Office would provide independent scoring of each proposal.

Climate change is a reality which will far outpace the policies of the Trump Administration. You will be judged on the actions taken by Congress to address this crisis.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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  1. Gen Lovyet Agustsson says:

    support science now!

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