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The League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus


Senators urged to take strong stand on climate change

Tuesday, Apr. 27, 2010

In letters to U.S. Senators George V. Voinovich and Sherrod Brown, the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus today demanded meaningful and comprehensive legislation to address climate change.

The correspondence was sent today in response to an action alert issued by the League of Women Voters of the United States. The full text of the letter follows:

On behalf of the board of the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus and our hundreds of members across central Ohio, I urge you to support strong climate change legislation.

A strong bill should include a cap on greenhouse gases that declines over time to meet pollution-reduction goals based on the best scientific information. Enforceable interim and long-term goals are needed to compel early and effective action and guard against irreversible damage.

We also need complementary policies such as a strong renewable energy standard and tough new energy conservation requirements.

Global climate change is one of the most serious threats to the environment, health, and economy of our nation and our world. Please act to curb global warming and transition America to a clean energy economy.

Thank you for your consideration of the League’s request, and for your service to Ohio.