Environment America Research & Policy Center and its state affiliates delivered letters from more than 1,000 doctors, nurses, and other health professionals to President Obama and state decision-makers asking them to stop fracking, given the overwhelming threats to public health. The letters come as public awareness of the health and environmental impacts of fracking is on the rise.
The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, also known as RGGI (pronounced “Reggie”), is one of the best examples of U.S. climate leadership. This program, created by a bipartisan group of governors in 2005, is the nation’s first multi-state policy to cut dangerous carbon pollution from power plants and generate revenue to fund clean energy programs. It works by limiting dangerous carbon pollution from electric power plants. By making power plant owners pay to emit pollution, it generates revenue that states largely reinvest in energy efficiency, clean energy and other programs to benefit the environment and consumers.
On January 22, 2014, Environment New Hampshire's Madeline Page and Travis Madsen gave oral and written testimony before the New Hampshire House Energy, Science and Technology Committee in support of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. Full written testimony below:
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