As extreme weather events fueled by climate change become more frequent and severe – and the cost of inaction looms – states across the country must take steps to protect our environment and the health of the public.

Climate Change

With the ten warmest years on record having all taken place since 1998 – and with 2016 on track to be the hottest year yet – extreme weather events fueled by climate change are becoming more frequent and more severe. A new study finds that climate change could result in even more unhealthy ozone days, with some parts of the United States experiencing up to nine additional days per year of dangerous ozone levels by 2050. As states across the country grapple with the negative impacts of climate change – and the consequences of inaction – it is now more important than ever for policymakers to take steps that will protect our environment and safeguard public health.

There’s all kinds of new technology and offshore renewables that we can integrate into our grid right now.”

— Hawaii State Rep. Chris Lee

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