Russellville, AR – With the impact of global warming in Arkansas growing more and more serious, 18 residents from Arkansas are traveling to Washington, D.C., to make the case with senators and representatives that it’s time to enact a nation-wide, market-based solution to climate change.

On June 13, members of the Arkansas chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby will join some 1,000 constituents from across the nation who will fan out over Capitol Hill and meet with nearly every congressional office to press for carbon-pricing legislation that returns the revenue to households.

Before heading to Capitol Hill, these “citizen lobbyists” will gather in Washington for the 8th Annual Citizens’ Climate International Conference and Lobby Day, which will be held at Washington, D.C.’s Omni Shoreham Hotel from June 11-13.

“As we’ve seen with recent flooding, the question is not whether climate change is happening, but rather how bad it is going to get,” said Chris McNamara, State Coordinator for the Arkansas Citizens’ Climate Lobby. “Unless we pass effective legislation to reduce heat-trapping emissions, this problem will eventually outpace our ability to cope with it.”

For more information about the Arkansas chapter of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby, contact Kim Lovely, perinopsis@gmail.com.