Cap Times: Congress Should Listen to CCL

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Congress should listen to Climate Lobby

June 19, 2014 4:55 am  •  CAP TIMES EDITORIAL

On Sunday, some 700 members of the lobby, including several from Wisconsin, will descend on Washington, D.C., to buttonhole all U.S. representatives and senators to explain how it can work.

The least members of Congress can do is listen. For here is a well thought-out and researched program that could do more for the future of the planet than the EPA’s proposed emission reductions that have riled so many Republicans and energy corporations.

The CCL is a citizens’ answer to the hordes of high-paid lobbyists who are always badgering Congress for the well-heeled energy interests. All the group asks is that our representatives at least listen to fact-based arguments from the people as well before making decisions that can affect everyone.

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