“Governor Edwards is providing a roadmap for how states with a substantial energy sector can still lead on climate action.”
BATON ROUGE — Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has signed an executive order that commits to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Louisiana’s low-lying and rapidly-eroding coastline is extremely vulnerable to sea-level rise driven by climate change.
“The Mississippi River Delta is among America’s natural treasures. Unfortunately, Coastal Louisiana’s low-lying marshes, swamps, barrier islands and bays are at grave risk from sea-level rise,” said Collin O’Mara, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation. “By setting science-based reduction targets, Governor Edwards is providing a roadmap for how states with a substantial energy sector can still lead on climate action.”
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