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Readers comments 4-25-14

Celebrating Beth

Dear Editor:

Among the many reasons I value the COURIER is the opportunity it provides for upward-bound journalists like Beth Hartnett to launch a career. Thanks to the COURIER for starting her, and thanks to Beth for starting here!

Butch Henderson

Claremont

 

Earth Day with the league

Dear Editor:

This week, people across the world will honor our environment and celebrate Earth Day. The League of Women Voters has long fought battles to protect clean air and water, prevent harmful pollutants that contribute to climate change and inform the public of what they can do to get involved in the ongoing battle to protect public health and the environment.

Earlier this year, the EPA published a groundbreaking proposal, creating the first-ever federal carbon pollution standard for every new power plant built in America. Power plants are our single largest source of carbon pollution—if adopted, this proposal would be a game changer for the climate.

Encourage the EPA to finalize this groundbreaking regulation to ensure a cleaner, healthier future for everyone.

The unlimited dumping of carbon pollution is the chief cause of climate change—that means more frequent and violent storms and extreme weather events. Reducing the amount of carbon pollution from power plants is a life-saving measure that will protect our children, our nation and the world.

Corporate polluters are already doing everything they can to block this important health protection.

Support EPA’s Limits on Carbon Pollution.

Ellen Taylor,

VP for Advocacy

LWV of the Claremont Area

 

Long-term mobility

Dear Editor:

State Senator Darrell Steinberg of Sacramento gets it right in his long-term investment plan that has cap and trade dollars going to statewide transportation improvements, including mass transit and high-speed rail. This cannot be an either or proposition.

If we are to minimize congestion and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, even with population growth, we will need to think in terms of short and longterm mobility. Mr. Steinberg’s plan gets it done.

Gar Byrum

Claremont

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