Letter to the editor: Support bold climate action
Thank you for publishing the op-ed by Penn State climate scientist Michael Mann and PennEnvironment’s Flora Cardoni (“Moving Pa. to clean-energy powerhouse,” March 29, TribLIVE). Thank you for raising awareness of the urgent need for action on climate change and bringing to light solutions.
Renewable energy portfolio standards at the state level are a great policy tool to move us toward the goal of a renewable energy economy by 2050 (at the latest).
Another powerful policy tool is to put a steadily rising price on greenhouse gas pollution, which would encourage individuals and businesses to make energy decisions that are good for the planet and good for their pocketbooks. The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act would do just that. This bill would drive down greenhouse gas pollution 90% by 2050, has bipartisan support, and would give money back to people by giving the money collected from the fee back to individuals and households.
Let’s call on our Pennsylvania senators and representatives to support bold climate action, working together to preserve a liveable climate for Pennsylvanians.