Free to pollute
Gov. Cooper has rightly focused North Carolina on addressing climate change as part of our response to natural disasters (“Cooper sets ambitious goal to cut gas emissions,” Oct. 29). The clean energy strategies he proposes are winwin for the state and for us as taxpayers.
N.C. representatives at the state and federal level should be showing leadership on climate as well. Opportunities for improvements in energy efficiency, storage and agricultural practices could be providing major benefits if our members of Congress made it no longer free to pollute. Canada just enacted a bipartisan Carbon Fee and Dividend policy that will reduce pollution by putting a price on it, while returning the fees to the taxpayers. – Melissa Malkin-Weber Durham