WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 3, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) issued the following statement today after the Obama Administration released its Clean Power Plan, the most significant commitment by any American president to fight climate change. The proposal would reduce carbon pollution in the United States by 32 percent by 2030, while simultaneously investing in clean energy and improving energy efficiency standards.
“Day in and day out, local communities across America are feeling the impacts of climate change. The City of Annapolis expects nearly 50 flooding events every year, up from an average of 4 annual flooding events just 50 years prior. And according to a new report by the Union of Concerned Scientists, the city should expect flooding events to occur every single day of the year by 2045.
“Climate change is the challenge of our generation, but for too long, a political cloud of denial has blocked meaningful efforts to take action. Before it’s too late, the political consensus must catch up with the scientific consensus. That’s why I strongly support the president’s Clean Power Plan – a monumental and serious step toward a more healthy and sustainable future.”
For additional information about the White House’s Clean Power Plan, visit: http://epa.gov/airquality/cpp/fs-cpp-preview.pdf.
To learn more about the local impacts of climate change, view “Climate Change at the Water’s Edge,” an Energy and Commerce Committee Field Forum at the U.S. Naval Academy: http://cs.pn/1Je7ZS0.