Letter: House resolution could provide clean future

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We are facing a looming environmental catastrophe in climate change. The U.S. National Climate Assessment and U.N. Climate Report give us just 12 years to radically transform our fossil fuel-based economy to one of clean alternatives or face dire consequences in dramatic alteration of our environment.

We have already endured the horrible effects of western wildfires. Monster storms, droughts and increasingly elevated temperatures across our country and around the world have me panic-stricken.

Our legacy can be one of complacency or commitment to courageous change.

We must lead the world in taking the bold steps to enact the changes necessary to quickly, efficiently and expeditiously reduce our carbon emissions.

I implore all citizens in Washington to contact our congressional and senatorial leaders and demand their support in co-sponsoring the Green New Deal House Resolution 109.

This is the only large-scale, viable plan currently in the works. Let’s use it as a framework to construct an economically and environmentally just future for our children and future generations.

SHELLEY JAYE

Port Townsend

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Tom Camfield

Our governor Jay Inslee has been attempting to make our state a leader in the preservation of our planet and the survival of humanity. His efforts have been much like the labors of Sisyphus. He's contemplating running for President, but I'm fearful he doesn't have sufficient national renown. At the very least, I'd like to see him as Secretary of the Interior under a Democratic president.

Our current president, Republican Senate, Interior Department and Environmental Protection Agency are a total disaster dedicated glaringly to the rape and pollution of our planet in behalf of the short-range hedonism of the very wealthy via industrial exploitation.

Friday, February 22