Ryan Zinke, secretary of the interior, said he would exempt Florida because it depended so heavily on tourism. New Jersey officials were outraged, given that the state has 130 miles of coastline that relies heavily on tourism, including its beaches in the summer and year-round birding industry.
by Ed Clerico and Richard Lawton, For the Inquirer
There is a clear opportunity for businesses to participate as they learn that proactive investments in water infrastructure and innovation will save them from unaffordable rates, costly reactionary repairs, and business interruptions.
On Nov. 6, voters have a chance to elect candidates who are committed to fight global warming. One-third of the Senate, including seats in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and all 435 House seats are up this year. If you're not sure how to vote, just click on www.opensecrets.org and see which candidates are taking money from polluters.
This effort to ease the effects of a warming planet may seem small considering the global threat but they are essential in a time when the federal government has chosen to support the fossil fuel industry instead of research and innovation technologies.
Last week in Pittsburgh, President Trump's Environmental Protection Agency held a public hearing on its proposal to eviscerate yet another set of environmental protections, this time in the form of gas-mileage standards for cars and SUVs.