Benson’s bill will fight climate change
Thank you to Rep. Jennifer Benson for being a leader in fighting climate change. She’s introduced a new bill, H1726, An Act to Promote Green Infrastructure, Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Create Jobs, that puts a price on carbon and helps us invest in lowering carbon emissions and preparing for the extreme weather conditions that may occur as the climate gets increasingly unstable.
As part of a senior research project I’m undertaking at the Parker Charter Essential School, I’ve discovered that our state’s emergency management plan is not as focused on the long-term severe weather implications of climate change as it is on planning for more immediate disasters. Unfortunately, the recent Presidential Executive Order on Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth will make it even more difficult for the state to plan for climate change impacts.
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