Our economy, our health, and our ability to spend time outside doing the things we love are threatened by climate change.
The reality is that drought is our new normal in the West because our climate is getting warmer and drier – we need real action from our leaders now.
The good news is that here in the West we’ve taken important steps to tackle climate change and protect our waterways.
- In Nevada, the governor signed a bipartisan bill requiring electricity providers to meet 50% of customers’ energy needs with renewable sources by 2030.
- In New Mexico, the Energy Transition Act made history. This bill not only aims to achieve ambitious statewide climate goals by transitioning to 100% clean energy by 2045, it helps retire an aging coal plant and provides support to the plant’s workers and nearby school district, creates clean energy jobs, and will save New Mexicans money on electricity costs.
- In Colorado, new laws set goals for aggressive statewide action to reduce greenhouse gas pollution by 90% by 2050.
- In Arizona, the elected state utility oversight board, the Arizona Corporation Commission, passed a set of policies that will encourage the use of electric vehicles.
There’s much more work to do to reduce greenhouse gas pollution to the levels climate scientists say is needed to avoid the most catastrophic impacts of climate change.
We’ve drafted a letter below for you to send to the Governor of your state below that outlines why acting on climate change is vitally important. You can simply enter your information and hit send. Or use the text box to personalize your letter, add to it, or start from scratch to tell your Governor why we need to protect our climate.