Outdoor Enthusiasts Head to Capitol Hill to Urge Action on Global Warming

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Major fish kills in the streams of Pennsylvania. Decimated moose numbers in northwest Minnesota. Stronger, more frequent wildfires out west.

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Across America, outdoor enthusiasts are seeing changes that bear the fingerprints of global warming. Today, sportsmen from Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia are visiting their congressional representatives to tell them face to face that it’s time to take action to cut national greenhouse gas emissions.

The group includes David Crockett, former Chattanooga City Council president and a descendent of legendary American frontiersman Davy Crockett. Also visiting Capitol Hill is Brett Fitzgerald, a former Special Forces paratrooper and current Florida Snook Federation board member.

With the effects of global warming already impacting fish and wildlife across the United States, strong majorities of hunters and anglers recognize the need for immediate, decisive action. A 2006 National Wildlife Federation poll showed 75% of hunters and anglers say Congress must pass mandatory reductions of greenhouse gas emissions.

The National Wildlife Federation’s Hunter and Angler Pledge to Confront Climate Change asks outdoor enthusiasts to make their voices heard and talk about their concerns, with both friends and their elected officials. To learn more about the pledge, click here.

Note: The National Wildlife Federation is America’s conservation organization, inspiring Americans to protect wildlife for our children’s future. OrganicAuthority.com publishes science news so organic consumers have access to the latest information on climate change and threats to our environment. You can view more posts by visiting the Environment Section of our blog.

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