Letters to the Editor, Aug. 1-4, 2015
Federal power bill will have positive local impact
The new Clean Power Plan to cut carbon pollution from power plants is good news for Utah and our country. Right now, power plants are allowed to dump unlimited amounts of carbon pollution into our air and water, at the expense of our health and the environment. The Clean Power Plan requires states to develop plans to cut carbon pollution by about a third.
Under the Clean Power Plan, we’ll get power with less pollution, which will reduce the number of children who suffer from pollution-related diseases like asthma. helping to propel a transition from dirty, expensive forms of energy like coal to clean, free sources like wind and solar, we’ll save money on electric bills while creating more good jobs in the growing renewable energy economy.
I encourage every Park Record reader to write or call your senators and ask them to support this plan.
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Denying the science behind global warming is just crazy
Minimizing or denying man’s contribution to the greenhouse effect against independent science is questionable judgment. It is similar to the severely ill mental patient who denies his illness, cheeks prescribed medicine and spits it out. He will not control his delusion. It is like the diabetic that doesn’t acknowledge his illness and continues to consume sugar in large amounts. It is similar to the alcoholic who always finds a reason to drink.
Minimizing man-made contributions to the greenhouse effect for monetary gain is just another form of questionable denial.