Bi­par­ti­san ef­fort to clear the air

The Denver Post - - OPINION - Re: Steve Ras­nic Tem,

I’ve been en­cour­aged by the cov­er­age The Post and other pa­pers have been giv­ing to our ef­forts to fix cli­mate change. Then in Wed­nes­day’s paper I found this buried on page 20: “U.S. emis­sions spiked in 2018, re­sult­ing in ‘lost mo­men­tum’.”

We’re still mov­ing in the wrong di­rec­tion, and with ev­ery­thing else hap­pen­ing in the news it’s easy to lose fo­cus on that grim fact. I un­der­stand: Cli­mate change is big and com­pli­cated and we of­ten feel help­less against it. But for our chil­dren’s sake we can’t af­ford to give up.

Dur­ing the last con­gres­sional ses­sion, the bi­par­ti­san En­ergy In­no­va­tion and Car­bon Div­i­dend Act of 2018 was cospon­sored by two Repub­li­cans and three Democrats. It is likely to be rein­tro­duced in 2019.

I hope ev­ery­one will con­tact their lo­cal se­na­tors and rep­re­sen­ta­tives and let them know this leg­is­la­tion is a high pri­or­ity. Time is run­ning out.

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