4 US skiers sign letter for climate legislation
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) – Four U.S. ski team Olympians – including triple-medal winner Bode Miller – have signed an open letter to the U.S. Senate to pass comprehensive clean energy and climate legislation this year.
In addition to Miller, from New Hampshire, gold medalists Hannah Kearney from Vermont, Ted Ligety from Utah and Julia Mancuso from California signed the letter, released this week through the World Wildlife Fund.
The letter notes that America’s mountains are seeing declining snowpack and earlier snowmelt. It says many communities across the country depend on winter sports and related tourism to support their local economies, and that the water supplies of millions depend on snowpacks.
A group of senators is expected to introduce a climate and energy bill next week.