Energy & Environment (E&E) topics for further reading and comments
• What is your opinion on current E&E issues? See the E&E BLOG POSTINGS.
• What are the causes/effects of Climate Change? What if we just do nothing? See “CLIMATE CHANGE.”
• Who are the worst pollution culprits? See “WHO ARE THE POLLUTERS?”
• What can you do/we do to be eco-friendly? See “BE GREEN.”
• What is the controversy about clean coal? How will it work? See “CLEAN COAL.”
• What’s wrong with a Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) Island off the Long Island shoreline? See “LNG ISLAND TERMINAL.”
• Learn about Climate Change and Going Green from our 2010 conference recap.
The Yes We Can! LI Energy and Environment Committee advocates for and works on behalf of projects and policies at the national and local level that:
• Foster development and increase use of alternative, renewable, cleaner and more efficient energy sources;
• Reduce America’s addiction to foreign fossil fuels;
• Help mitigate the global climate crisis;
• Protect and preserve the quality of our environment; and
• Create new jobs in the “green” economy.
The Committee will analyze and formulate policy positions on issues that are relevant to its agenda, communicate its positions to elected officials and other policy makers, and engage in grassroots activities to educate the public and generate support for its positions. In addition, it will set an example in the local community through its participation in and support for local projects that protect and preserve our land, air, drinking water, waterways, open space, wildlife and marine life.
Addressing Energy and Environmental Challenges
America’s addiction to foreign oil not only is a national security threat and drain on the economy, but a major contributor to global warming, as well.
President Obama has a comprehensive energy plan that invests in alternative and renewable sources, ends our addiction to foreign oil, addresses the global climate crisis and creates millions of new jobs. Among its features: increased fuel economy standards, greater production of electricity from renewable sources and a cap-and-trade program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent by 2050.
Long Island must find ways to reduce its carbon footprint. We need to invest in alternative energy and adopt smart-growth strategies and transportation solutions that lessen our reliance on private cars. Additionally, we must preserve open spaces and address the challenges of solid waste disposal and wastewater management in environmentally responsible ways.
Yes We Can! Long Island believes the means to attaining a sustainable future on Long Island are at our disposal. All we need is the will to make it so.