Grantee Rev. Leo Woodberry (second from left in photo), writing in The State, advocates rethinking how we power our lives and our economy.

 

Thanks to what’s going on in Washington, precious places from our South Carolina coast to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge are suddenly being opened up for oil drilling. Our country is now the only nation that isn’t standing behind the Paris Climate Accord. And the Clean Power Plan and other national efforts to protect American families from the health and climate effects of burning fossil fuels are under attack.

Clearly, this is not the time to leave the safety and prosperity of our people and our planet to the inside-the-Beltway crowd. That’s why South Carolinians are converging on the State House on Tuesday to ask our state leaders to act in the best interests of the people of the Palmetto State.

With the spectacular failure of the multi-billion-dollar V.C. Summer nuclear construction project, we have an opportunity to rethink how we power our lives and our economy. We must move toward a clean-energy future that will curb climate change while benefiting all people — rich and poor, black and white, urban and rural.

Read more at The State.