"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.