Over the last year, the residents of Washington, D.C. have observed a bald eagle family—affectionately named Mr. President and First Lady—hatch and care for their eaglets near the Anacostia River. But the survival of wildlife like these local, winged celebrities, is in jeopardy due to climate change. Changes in air temperature, wind velocity, and precipitation greatly affect bald eagle’s nesting patterns and could reverse the successful recovery of this incredible species.
To protect all of the district’s inhabitants, it is important for D.C. to be a leader on climate. Passing the Clean Energy DC Act of 2018 will be an exemplary step for the city to take. But without your voice, this legislation may never be implemented. Tell D.C.’s elected officials to pass legislation to set a path towards a clean energy future for wildlife like the city’s celebrated eagle family and its descendants.