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We Need Real Action on Climate Change

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.

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We need real action on climate change. 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 SB-448, legislation to accelerate Nevada’s transition to clean energy. This law is helping Nevada achieve its carbon reduction and clean energy goals, investing in the communities hardest hit by carbon pollution, and creating new jobs across the state.
  • In New Mexico, the Energy Transition Act made history. This 2020 bill set an ambitious statewide climate goal to transition to 100% clean energy by 2045 and laid out a plan to retire an aging coal plant. The state has also recently adopted clean car rules to reduce emissions and pollution from vehicles.
  • In Colorado, a 2020 law set goals for aggressive statewide action to reduce greenhouse gas pollution by 90% by 2050. Since then, the state has passed legislation to address environmental injustice and reduce carbon emissions from construction and buildings.
  • In Arizona, the elected state utility oversight board, the Arizona Corporation Commission, made a meaningful commitment to transportation electrification. Arizona investor-owned utilities will now be required to bring forward transportation electrification plans for approval by the state regulatory commission. This will help reduce carbon emissions and improve air quality in the state.
  • In Utah, the legislature is taking steps to adapt to a hotter and drier future. In 2022, they passed three bills to advance water conservation measures. These initiatives included: incentivizing replacing turf with drought-resistant landscaping, requiring most water providers to meter the use of secondary water, and ensuring cities and towns include water use and preservation in long-term planning.

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.

Did you know you can make your voice even stronger by personalizing your message?

We’ve drafted a letter below for you to send to the governor of your state 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.

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