After the launch of the Clean Power Plan, we released a statement in partnership with Snowsports Industries America (SIA) and National Ski Areas Association (NSAA).
This afternoon, August 3rd, The White House announced the release of the Clean Power Plan. Snowsports Industries America, The National Ski Areas Association and Protect Our Winters have issued the following statement:
EPA Clean Power Plan a Bold Step to Protect America’s Winter Sports Community
“The winter sports community applauds these historic standards. We appreciate the Administration’s bold leadership in placing meaningful reduction standards on the largest source of carbon emissions. It’s what’s needed in order to grow our $62 billion industry, support our 964,000 jobs and maintain the vibrancy of our resort communities that depend on tourism dollars throughout the year.
These tighter targets and increased incentives for renewable energy and efficiency will help address the impacts of climate change – warmer, shorter winters, drought and wildfires. They will also position the U.S. well for the upcoming climate talks in Paris at the end of this year.
We know that these standards are good for our businesses and the future of our sports. It’s time now to embrace innovation and clean energy, and we thank The White House and the EPA for taking the first major step towards making that happen.”
Celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2014, SnowSports Industries America (SIA) is a non-profit trade association with a long history of working to support the snow sports industry. SIA works year-round with snow sports suppliers, retailers, resorts, reps and service providers to develop products and programs for their individual and collective businesses all with the mission of growing participation, participants and retail sales. SIA also produces the largest trade show globally exclusive to snow and offers targeted insight, trends, and data through its research. Member-owned and industry-inspired, SIA is based in the Washington, DC Metro-Area with offices in CO, OR and RI. www.snowsports.org
The National Ski Areas Association, located in Lakewood, CO, is a trade association formed in 1962 for ski area owners and operators nationwide. www.nsaa.org
About Protect Our Winters
Founded in 2007 by pro snowboarder Jeremy Jones, Protect Winters is the winter sports community’s voice on climate issues. We’re uniting and mobilizing the global winter sports community to fight climate change through education, advocacy and community activism. To find out more about Protect Our Winters, please visit us at www.protectourwint.wpengine.com.