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CLIMATE: Bipartisanship on issue is welcome

Letter by Ethan N. Manthey, Tacoma on March 4, 2013 at 5:02 pm with No Comments »
March 5, 2013 9:52 am

Re: “GOP Sen. Ericksen pledges to support Inslee’s climate efforts” (TNT, 3-3).

I am encouraged to see that there is bipartisan support for action on climate change.

Climate change is a paramount issue for me and my classmates at Pacific Lutheran University, and we know that every day we delay investing in clean energy solutions means greater climate disruption for our future, and fewer opportunities for us.As evidence, groups of students at PLU are currently moving towards divesting PLU’s endowment of stocks and bonds related to fossil fuel.

In 2008, the Legislature passed a law committing the state to reducing our carbon emissions. Now, following the governor’s leadership, lawmakers should decide on the best way for the state to meet those commitments. Addressing climate change is an opportunity to grow our economy and protect our future; it should not be a partisan issue.

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