War is over if you want it
I was glad to see Jason Samenow’s June 25 Outlook essay, “I worked on the EPA’s climate change site. Deleting it is a declaration of war.” The article is exactly right: Climate change is war and has been for decades, but the left is just now realizing it. Coal miners have been saying they have been at war with clean-air regulations for years. To them, these regulations represent a change in a way of life that they will fight with everything they have. Coal miners should remember that the coal companies have been lying to them for generations, and regulations aren’t the enemy. Stubborn coal companies that refuse to update their facilities are the enemy. Environmentalists aren’t the enemy. Coal companies that refuse to help coal communities shift to renewables are the enemy.
Coal miners and environmentalists can peacefully co-exist, but, as with the requirement for any war to end, you need understanding. Helen Smith, Clifton