An opportunity for a cleaner future | Letter

Climate change is the No. 1 threat to the bird communities, forests and waterways of Washington. For our birds, our communities and the natural environment we all rely on, we need to quickly transition away from fossil fuels and towards a 100 percent clean energy economy. After watching large out-of-state oil companies spend millions of dollars to protect the polluting economy of the past, we must demand that our legislature pass practical solutions that help move us into the clean energy economy we deserve.

Without swift action, rising temperatures, wildfires and altered growing seasons will inflict untold harms to our environment and our economic well-being.

With the loss of I-1631 we missed a great opportunity to reduce our fossil fuel consumption and build the clean-energy economy we need, but it’s not the only opportunity. During this upcoming legislative session our elected officials have an opportunity to create a brighter future for our economy, our people and the natural world that makes Washington so special. They can do that by supporting legislation that puts us on a path to 100 percent clean energy. Contact your state senator and representatives and urge them to work and vote for a clean energy future.

The Rev. Dr. Jim Rettig

Woodinville

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