Markey Calling On Congress To Protect Against Climate Change

ARLINGTON, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts Congressman Edward Markey is calling on Congress to take action to protect the Northeast and other regions from the effects of climate change, in response to Superstorm Sandy.

Markey scheduled what he called an “emergency meeting” on Sunday at Arlington Town Hall. He says climate change threatens the region’s economy and environment.

Markey believes Sandy is the latest example of climate change spurring extreme weather. He says Congress should take action including extending tax credits for wind energy production and working to reduce harmful carbon pollution.

Union of Concerned Scientists President Kevin Knobloch was expected to join Markey at Sunday’s meeting.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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