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Did you see it? The tiny blurb a few Sundays ago in the Arizona Daily Sun: “ENVIRONMENTAL REPORT: Earth is sick with multiple and worsening environmental ills killing millions of people yearly according to a new U.N. report.” And again last Sunday: “Climate Change: …glaciers are losing 369 billion tons of snow and ice each year, …18% faster than an international panel of scientists calculated in 2013.”

Admittedly the Sun has run numerous articles about our climate change problems, but many fewer about solutions. We are hearing a lot about the Green New Deal, a resolution with a great vision, but not a specific policy to reduce emissions to meet the goals it sets. l was glad to see your recent Op-Ed on a detailed climate bill that’s being considered in the House: HR 763 The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act.

There are at present 30 Bipartisan co-sponsors of this bill which will put a carbon fee on fossil fuels to reduce U.S. carbon emissions by over 40% in 12 years. That’s specific. It will also improve health and save lives by reducing pollution. The bill will create over 2.1 million jobs in 10 years while also vitalizing the free market creation of carbon reducing (green) industries.

The fees collected will not be kept by the government, but instead will go into every single American’s pocket equally. Oh, and you did catch the part where it is being cosponsored by a Bipartisan group of Representatives -- 30 of them so far?

Please support this bill HR 763, the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act by writing to Rep. Tom O’Halleran, and asking Senators Kyrsten Sinema and Martha McSally to support similar legislation in the Senate. You can read the bill in its entirety and send messages to our representatives simply by visiting www.congress.gov.

VALARIE BRYANT

Flagstaff

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