An opportunity for a cleaner future | Letter

An opportunity for a cleaner future

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

More in Letters to the Editor

One way to address homelessness | Letter

Why is Seattle’s homelessness problem getting worse not better? Some people are… Continue reading

Innocent until proven guilty | Letter

Yes, today’s world is truly frightening. We are now living in a… Continue reading

An opportunity for a cleaner future | Letter

An opportunity for a cleaner future Climate change is the No. 1… Continue reading

Say NO to I-1000 | Letter

On the afternoon of Nov. 7, I was stopped by a signature… Continue reading

A frightening reality | Letter

One can only conclude that President Donald Trump’s reality is his and… Continue reading

Big Oil’s ‘Kool-Aid’ | Letter

Voters drank Big Oil’s “Kool-Aid” on Nov. 6 and rejected Initiative 1631.… Continue reading

For unsolvable problems | Letter

For unsolvable problems The key to solving any problem is to understand… Continue reading

Non-addictive pain management | Letter

Dear high school student, If you get your wisdom teeth removed, take… Continue reading

Hate has no home here | Letter

Recently it was brought to my attention that fliers promoting racism and… Continue reading

A faithful response to hate | Letter

In response to the fliers recently posted in the Kirkland area by… Continue reading

Vote yes on I-1631 | Letter

I will be voting for I-1631, which will “charge pollution fees on… Continue reading

Vote no on Initiative 1639 | Letter

As a woman, and a legal professional who assists women in domestic… Continue reading