Washington, DC (February 5, 2007)- Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) announced an initiative that will make his congressional offices in Vermont and Washington carbon neutral. By providing financial support for two Vermont renewable energy projects, Welch will offset the greenhouse gas emissions related to his office activities so they will not contribute to global warming.
Welch also announced he will be an original co-sponsor of Rep. Henry Waxman’s (D-CA) Safe Climate Act, which calls for an 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and boosts automobile mileage standards. “The crisis of global warming is real, it is urgent, and it requires our immediate action,” said Welch. “By embracing the challenge of global warming we can open the door to innovative local approaches as we work toward solutions.”
Rep. Peter Welch