Climate Change Issues

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“How the Climate Crisis is Impacting Wildlife and What We Can Do About it,” with Ed Perry of the National Wildlife Federation. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE VIDEO

An event hosted July 13, 2019, by Brodhead Watershed Association’s Climate Change Committee

 

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QUESTIONING CANDIDATES ON CLIMATE CHANGE

How do political candidates propose to battle climate change on a local level?

Climate Change IssuesThe BWA Climate Change Committee asked candidates for Monroe County commissioner and local municipal leadership positions – including incumbents – about their ideas on climate change. (BWA board members and staff who are candidates on the Nov. 5, 2019, ballot were excluded from participation.)

Here’s the question posed to candidates earlier this fall:

“As bipartisan Congressional support for carbon tax legislation increases (i.e. Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act), it’s likely the future will hold carbon use related fees for both individuals and governing bodies. Throughout our state, local governments are adopting resolutions and establishing plans to power their communities with 100% renewable energy. What actions would you take to decrease your municipality’s carbon footprint, promote renewable energy, and save future taxpayers the burden of carbon tax fees?”

Read a summary of the candidates’ questions

Read the candidates’ responses verbatim

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