Letters: Is Green New Deal worth the economic impact? I think not.

Chasing a chimera

With the arrival of the Green New Deal (GRD) in Congress and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s contention that we have “12 years to save the planet,” some perspective is in order. From the website of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) we learn that the United States, on an annual basis, produces 15.7% of worldwide CO2 emissions. If we implement the GRD, it will have a huge economic impact on the U.S. economy and have, effectively, no impact on CO2 emissions worldwide. So here’s the question: Is it worth it? Do we disrupt our economy chasing a chimera? I think not.

Thomas Hurd
Park City


Racial and economic inequality in Park City

The effects of this city’s economic position can be seen in its streets and on its mountains. Racial diversity and living in this town struggle to co-exist.

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