Sportsmen and Women from Across U.S. Gather on Capitol Hill to Talk Climate

Sportsmen and Women from Across U.S. Gather on Capitol Hill to Talk Climate

Sportsmen and Women from Across U.S. Gather on Capitol Hill to Talk Climate

Submitted by Dominique B.

“We’d rather be fishing. Instead, we’re representing millions of sportsmen and women on Capitol Hill to talk climate change.” This is the message dozens of hunters and anglers from across the country delivered to thier Members of Congress in late April.

America’s hunters, anglers and outdoor enthusiasts are already seeing the negative effects of warming temperatures on our country’s wildlife and wild places in their day to day lives. From shorter and warmer winters, shrinking wetlands and changes in wildlife migration patterns–global warming continues to impact America’s great outdoor traditions.

That’s why hundreds of national hunting and fishing groups are calling on Congress to take swift action in 2009 by passing strong climate and energy legislation that caps carbon pollution and invests in the clean energy technologies that will protect America’s wildlife and natural resources.