PA-Sen: McGinty Wants U.S. to Lead Climate Talks
As 150 heads of state converge on Paris for the United Nations Conference on Climate Change, Katie McGinty is calling on U.S. leaders to be at the front of the push.
“I urge our leaders to continue to lead the way to a healthier and safer environment by agreeing to common-sense climate protections with investments in energy efficiency and clean energy,” McGinty said.
McGinty, Secretary of the Dept. of Environmental Protection under Ed Rendell, emphasized the need for a dramatic global reduction in pollution.
“In the U.S., we should seize the opportunity to create good jobs and cut electricity bills for taxpayers by boosting efficiency and clean energy,” McGinty said. “Capturing and using the enormous heat generated by current power plants and driving forward on renewable energy development will create jobs and bring down energy costs for hardworking families across the country.”
The Democratic Senate candidate spent almost four years as Pres. Bill Clinton’s top environmental advisor after becoming the first woman to chair the Council on Environmental Quality.