Letter: Support needed for environmental justice bill

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Western North Carolina will soon experience environmental degradation because of our legislators’ inability to act on climate policy. Our beautiful mountains that attract millions of tourists every year are at risk of being destroyed because of our political leaders’ delayed action on critical climate policy. The local economy will be at risk if we do not do everything in our power to protect our beautiful mountains. I hope we can all call on our elected representatives in Washington to address this crisis.

I live in Asheville and have seen the impacts of climate change firsthand. The winters are starting to feel like mild summers now. I remember my first semester at Warren Wilson College back in 2018 so vividly; it was a winter wonderland. The snow brought me the tranquility and peace I needed to make it through the semester. Sadly, that was the last time in my three years living in Asheville I ever experienced such weather.

I hope Rep. Madison Cawthorn will support the Environmental Justice for All Act that would ensure resources are directed to those most impacted by this crisis.

— Madison Sings


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2 thoughts on “Letter: Support needed for environmental justice bill

  1. WNC

    How many degrees do you think it has cooled on average since the winter of 2018 in Eastern Buncombe county?
    Based on your observation if we have more snow this winter than the winter of 2018 we would be having average temperatures in Eastern Buncombe county that are cooling.

    The ”Environmental Justice for All Act” may be a good act not sure I haven’t read it.

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