Former Attorney General Peg Lautenschlager (D-WI)
- Location: CA 90291
- Marching Since: October 27, 2005
As Attorney General of Wisconsin, one of my most important duties is helping to protect the safety and security of our citizens. In addition to such duties as criminal enforcement and support for and partnership with statewide law enforcement agencies, I also have the critical responsibility of environmental enforcement. I joined the historic lawsuit to fight global warming — a multi-state action aimed at the top five corporate emitters of carbon dioxide — because nothing short of the health and safety of our citizens is at stake. Others in high positions at the national level have failed to take these actions. My fellow attorneys general in this legal action and I have taken it upon ourselves to act because we agree with the scientists who have demonstrated something must be done NOW to address the environmental damage proven to cause global warming.>
A positive solution is not only achievable for global warming, it is the responsibility of our leaders to assure we succeed. To stand by and do nothing — the misguided policy of the day for too many in Washington, unfortunately — is a direct threat to our economy, our health, our children, and the future of this planet as we know it today.