Areas Battle Global Warming on The Hill
SAM Magazine--Washington, D.C., April 2, 2004--Sixty-seven U.S. ski resorts are urging U.S. Senators to pass the bi-partisan global warming bill introduced by John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Joe Lieberman (D-Conn.). A companion measure has been introduced in the House of Representatives.
"Winter is short enough already. It's time to start fixing the global warming problem," said Geraldine Link, public policy director for the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA).
Scientists predict that unchecked global warming will cause shorter, more unpredictable winters with reduced snowfall. This could lead to widespread economic and environmental damage from more frequent water shortages and wildfires and threaten the resort business with shorter ski seasons.
The Congressional battle against global warming is part of Keep Winter Cool, a joint campaign of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the NSAA.