Gene Karpinski, President at the League of Conservation Voters, wrote a new blog on the Huffington Post about the important climate change discussions happening in states across the country:
Earlier this month in his State of the Union address, President Obama went before Congress and laid down an important marker -- act on climate or I will. The president has the ability to use his executive authority to make significant progress to fight the climate crisis, from cutting carbon pollution from new and existing power plants to rejecting the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline and other dirty fuels. But he also needs allies at the state-level to work with him to lead the way towards additional action to address the climate crisis.
That's what makes the climate change discussions happening in states across the country so important. Already this year, we've seen that governors from coast-to-coast talking about climate change and promising action.