Target: Future Secretary of Energy
Sponsored by: Care2
Some states are working overtime to prevent climate change. But strong climate change prevention initiatives should not be limited to only seven out of fifty states. We must unite as one country to fight global warming.
Governors from California, Arizona, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington, Utah and Montana have joined forces with leaders of four Canadian provinces to reduce greenhouse gas emissions above and beyond U.S. federal limits. The seven states and four provinces form the Western Climate Initiative (WCI) which pledges to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 15 percent of 2005 levels by 2020.
WCI's plan for implementation includes requirements for cleaner cars, more energy-efficient appliances, less-polluting fuels and more reliance on wind and solar energy. WCI is also looking at and learning from past successes and failures by similar groups around the world.
WCI has recognized that a broader market is more effective than single states acting alone. So, why not act in solidarity as one nation, or even one continent? Tell the next Secretary of Energy to act fervently to address global climate change, taking a cue from WCI.
Here is the link: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/704300175