Rikki Weber is a litigation assistant with the California regional office in San Francisco, CA.
This is a guest post contributed by Wayne Lax, originally posted by the Caspar Star Tribune. He is a homeowner in Laramie County, an area facing up to 1,500 new hydraulically fractured oil wells. Wayne is a member of the Powder River Basin Resource Council.
On Monday, I traveled to Sacramento to testify at a public hearing on EPA’s proposed update to the ozone standard, along with many other environmentalists, public health advocates, students and individuals who are concerned about the effects of ozone on our health and environment. During the full day hearing, many testified about how ozone pollution has hurt their communities, their families and their own health.
On Monday, President Barack Obama repeated one of the most forceful statements of his State of the Union address while presenting his budget request to Congress, “No challenge poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change."
As the 114th Congress ends its first month, another major public opinion poll revealed a strong and growing trend that an overwhelming majority of the American public supports government action to curb global warming.