Letter: Don’t let polluters win
Flash floods warnings across the state this week are coming on the heels of the fifth wettest July in history for the Granite State.
But as crazy as the weather seems right now, extremes today could be the new normal for future generations tomorrow unless we rein in pollution.
We know what we have to do: limit carbon from the largest sources – our power plants – and shift to clean energy like wind, solar and energy efficiency. And that’s just what the Environmental Protection Agency would do under the newly proposed Clean Power Plan.
But instead of letting EPA do its job, polluters’ allies in Congress have introduced no fewer than six bills to block the EPA’s Clean Air Act authority to tackle global warming.
Sen. Kelly Ayotte has distinguished herself from many in her party by defending the Clean Air Act in the past – now she should lend her support to the Clean Power Plan and focus on helping New England transition to cleaner energy.