For Immediate Release: November 21, 2016
Contact: Michele Setteducato, 732-614-3818, firstname.lastname@example.org
Green For All Calls for Stronger Pollution Cuts from Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative
Today, the Northeast states involved in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative presented a scenario to cut greenhouse gases by either 2.5 percent or 3.5 percent annually starting in 2020.
Vien Truong, Director of Green For All released the following statement in response:
“With a climate denier as President, states must step up ambitious climate action now more than ever before. The two scenarios put forward by the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative leaders today fall short and set a precedent for the future that fails to protect the most vulnerable communities in Maryland and across the Northeast.
“The 2.5 percent and 3.5 percent cuts proposed per year will inflict the most harm on our most vulnerable communities who will continue to bear the burden of remaining uncapped pollution while receiving less investment.
“In this political moment, RGGI is critical. We urge RGGI leaders to go bold and set a strong pollution cap, declining by 5 percent annually, prioritizing investments for communities living at the frontlines of pollution and a just transition to clean energy.”
Green For All works to build an inclusive green economy strong enough to lift people out of poverty.