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Original post made on Mar 14, 2019

Common-sense policy

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, March 8, 2019, 12:00 AM

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Posted by Paula Danz
a resident of another community
on Mar 14, 2019 at 12:55 pm

In his letter,“Common-sense policy”, (Letters p. 15, March 8), Matthew Mellea exemplifies the passion of many regarding climate change and the need for our nation to take action on this critical issue by means of the Green New Deal. Mellea states that as a young person he is terrified about the effect climate change will have on his future “and the world that my children will have to face in 2100 and beyond.”

I agree, climate change is probably the most existential threat of our time and demands action on the part of our elected representatives. Recent media coverage about the Green New Deal has been instrumental in raising awareness about climate change -- a critical factor in this fight.

Thankfully, there is a bipartisan climate solution in Congress right now: The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (H.R. 763). This legislation collects fees on carbon emissions and allocates the revenue to all Americans to spend any way they choose. It will reduce CO2 emissions by at least 40% in the first 12 years and 90% by 2050. It is effective, good for people and good for the economy.

I encourage Mellea and others to check it out.

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Posted by Too Funny
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Mar 14, 2019 at 3:50 pm

No thanks you. I'm not willing to spend other people's money.

Question: What did the socialists (AOC-Amazon On Line Customer) have before candles?

Answer: Electricity

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Posted by Not Funny
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Mar 14, 2019 at 4:39 pm

You have to hand it to the alt-Right and the -45 cult; they don't have solutions of their own. Oh nooooo -- all they have are insults and rhetoric that went out of style sometime in the mid-1950s.

But I guess when you don't think there's a problem, you can't offer any actual solutions...

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