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What’s your plan?

About Mark Schoesler’s guest opinion attacking Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and our state legislature (“Inslee et al not getting the message on carbon fees,” March 26) for heeding the scientific community’s warnings, committing to carbon-free electricity in 25 years as three other states have and several more soon will.

I have one question for Schoesler: what is your solution? The climate crisis will only grow worse. All of the world’s scientific bodies and every single national government tell us to stop burning all oil, gas and coal worldwide in less than 30 years or risk making much of the earth uninhabitable. So, Schoesler, if you won’t at least do the easy work of cleaning up electricity generation, what should we do?

The Republican Party doesn’t get to ignore the problem, no matter how much money the oil and gas industry gives you. You don’t get to destroy the world and then tell my kids, “Sorry, but guzzling gas and burning coal was just too much fun.” I won’t let you.

So what’s your plan for keeping the climate livable? We need ideas, not ignorance.

David Camp

Spokane


 

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