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

Loss of neighborly community | Letter

When I was young, neighbors gathered together just once a year to… Continue reading

Shut up or put up | Letter

There have been many of President Donald Trump’s cronies that have gone… Continue reading

No reason to delay | Letter

I’m so bloody tired of this stupid talking point of “impeachment doesn’t… Continue reading

Critical time for the planet | Letter

This is in response to Mr. Eirich’s letter on May 17 regarding… Continue reading

A step backward | Letter

Rep. Suzan DelBene announced in her email newsletter that she “proudly voted”… Continue reading

A tone deaf Legislature | Letter

The headline should have been “Legislators stole $900 M for the affluent… Continue reading

Thank you Hiruko | Letter

Ashley Hiruko’s detailed story (“Susan’s quest for justice and the civil legal… Continue reading

An eye opener | Letter

I was quite taken by the article “Susan’s quest for justice, the… Continue reading

Thank you residents | Letter

We would like to thank the residents of Kirkland for their generous… Continue reading

The saga of Trump | Letter

Here is another installment in the saga of Trump. Just because Trump’s… Continue reading

An ineffective leader | Letter

Gov. Jay Inslee was an ineffective member of Congress, as well as… Continue reading

Changing habits | Letter

Thank you for including the waste reduction article in the May 10… Continue reading