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To: US Senator Steve Daines [R MT]
Fight Climate Science Denial
We call on U.S. Senator Steve Daines to acknowledge the scientific consensus on human-caused climate change and the urgency of acting on this important issue. We urge Senator Daines to oppose fossil fuel projects like coal exports and the Keystone XL pipeline, and to join hundreds of Montanans who are pushing for common sense clean energy solutions.
Why is this important?
Climate change is impacting Montana, threatening our environment, economy, and the health of our communities. From longer fire seasons, to forests killed by pine beetles, to trout streams suffering from reduced flow caused by melting snow packs, the effects of climate change are already being felt by thousands of Montanans. Yet some of our elected leaders refuse to even acknowledge there is a problem.
U.S. Senator Steve Daines is the highest-profile climate change denier in Montana politics, and it’s due to politicians like him that we haven’t seen more progress in the fight against climate change. Scientists warn that at least 80% of existing fossil fuel reserves must stay in the ground if we are to avoid the worst consequences of a warming global climate. But Steve Daines is actively pushing to expand coal and oil extraction, and to build new pieces of fossil fuel infrastructure like coal export terminals and the Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline.
Steve Daines publicly denies that human-caused climate change exists, and has refused to engage in a dialogue with constituents about how to address the issue. It’s time to hold Steve Daines accountable for his backward position on the scientific reality of climate change.
Fortunately, ordinary Montanans are coming together to support climate solutions, such as increased generation of solar and wind energy. This March, grassroots organizations will hold a nonviolent demonstration at Daines’ office to call out his climate change denial. Sign this petition urging Daines to take the threat of climate change seriously, and your signature will be delivered with hundreds of others on the day of the action.