I read with interest the The Herald editorial calling for more work in Washington state to address climate change in the absence of federal leadership (“State must make its own path to address climate change,” The Herald, Dec. 2). This is already affecting my family as we are forced to deal with increased summer droughts and wildfire smoke which makes it harder to enjoy our glorious outdoors.
Despite discouraging signs from the president, not all is lost at the federal level. Congress has a bipartisan solution that will be effective at combating climate change, good for people, good for the economy and revenue neutral: The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act. This puts a price on carbon, and gives the money back to Americans in a dividend.
In this season of reflection and renewal, I’d like to thank Reps. Deutch, D-Florida; Rooney (R-Florida;, Delaney, D-Maryland; Fitzpatrick (R-Pennsylvania; Crist (D-Florida; and Trott, R-Florida; for offering me hope for the future and showing us that we can overcome factionalism to work together for a common good.