Earth Day, April 22, is a reminder of the power inherent in grassroots movements to make dramatic changes that improve our lives.
Young or old, Americans across the country are facing the existential threat of climate change. Their message: We want major climate action, we want both parties on board, and now is the time.
Solutions must come in the form of policy, given the scope of the problem. As Congress understands that regular Americans are clamoring for climate action, more and more members are getting on board with a bipartisan climate solution bipartisan climate solution in the U.S. House: The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act, which has gained the support of 27 co-sponsors. The bill is effective at reducing emissions, good for people and good for the economy.
And the grassroots momentum hasn’t only moved Congress. It has moved major institutions in American life. The Presbyterian Church, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and the Evangelical Environmental Network have all issued supportive statements about this climate legislation. More than a dozen newspapers across the country have written editorials endorsing the legislation. Groups like Trout Unlimited and Protect Our Winters, which understand the vital role outdoor recreation plays in Americans’ lives, have vocally supported the bill.
I invite our three congressman to support The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act, Sen. Cory Gardner, Sen. Michael Bennett and Rep. Scott Tipton. I invite the public to a free Earth Day Celebration to learn more Sunday, April 28, at 5 p.m., at the Durango Arts Center.