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May Boeve

Step It Up 2007

This Saturday, all across the country, tens of thousands of Americans will demonstrate their support for global warming legislation. As part of national day of climate action Step It Up 2007, people will unite their voices in calling on Congress to cut carbon emissions 80% below 1990 levels by 2050. In New York City, thousands will gather in lower Manhattan and form a Sea of People representing projected sea level rise.

This day of action, aimed at a bold and comprehensive national plan, is possible today thanks to incredible growth in public support for a federal plan to address global climate change. While states and cities are leading many initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Congress and the White House lag behind.

Public concern about global warming holds two great opportunities, to advance national service and to relieve poverty and inequality, that we should seize as a nation. We propose national investment in a Clean Energy Corps (CEC) to do that. CEC would operate at the scale of the New Deal's Civilian Conservation Corps, but it would finance itself and yield a significant positive return on its required investment.

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Posted at 11:12 PM, Apr 10, 2007 in Cities | Congress | Economic Opportunity | Environmental Justice | activists
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