Carbon dividend act would protect from climate damage

I’m appalled by the media silence less than a month after the ice storm disaster in Texas. As if the multi-thousand dollar power bills have been forgiven, as if plans are underway to weatherize the grid, as if the event was a one-off instead of a preview of the chaos under which we’ll be living if we continue to permit runaway climate change. Consider supporting the one bill in Congress strong enough to cut emissions by 40 percent in 10 years: the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act. Let’s get serious about protecting our future.

Gwen Hanson

Bellevue

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