Chapel Hill Mayor Pam Hemminger recently signed a petition against the repeal of the Clean Power Plan through the Sierra Club. The letter is still open to more signatures until Friday when it will be submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency.
The Clean Power Plan was an Obama Administration policy to curb greenhouse gas emissions that current EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has threatened to repeal. Hemminger signed a petition along with mayors from across the nation to stop the repeal.
“To ignore climate change is ridiculous. To repeal things or go backwards makes no sense,” Hemminger said.
She also wrote a letter commemorating recent North Carolina legislation that makes solar energy more affordable. The legislation changes the bidding process for local energy companies that makes innovative, renewable energy cheaper.
Hemminger has long been a proponent of renewable energy and wants to lower Chapel Hill’s carbon footprint.