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Governors Must Enact Fossil Fuel Moratoria Now, Since Trump Won’t Act

Statement of Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director, Food & Water Watch

 

WASHINGTON - A new report issued today from the Global Carbon Project shows that fossil fuel emissions rose by 1.7% in 2017 and are set to rise 2.7% this year, to 37.1 billion tons of carbon dioxide (CO2). In response, Food & Water Watch Executive Director Wenonah Hauter issued the following statement:

“This is the latest and most alarming warning to the world that we are speeding towards the precipice of irrevocable climate chaos. Sadly, President Trump doesn’t care. But if he won’t act, other leaders must. It’s time for the governors of our country to adequately address this impending climate crisis by enacting immediate moratoria on all new fossil fuel development. This is the bold, urgent action that the latest science calls for, and the response that our future generations are owed.”

 

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