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June 14, 2009 at 2:35 PM

Energy and environmental policy

New bill chance to make amends for Kyoto

The Waxman-Markey Bill [“House GOP bill emphasizes nuclear power,” News, June 10] is the most comprehensive and progressive piece of environmental legislation that many Americans have seen in their lifetime. In order to restore our position as a world leader, the U.S. must take strong and decisive action to tackle global climate change.

America must be an example to China, India and Eastern Europe, implementing strategic guidelines for emission caps and reductions. Big Oil and Dirty Coal, with their Republican allies in Congress, are writing enormous checks to our representatives with our tax dollars to ensure progressive legislation like this dies in Congress.

It’s time for Americans to demand the change promised last fall, and work together for a cleaner and better environmental future. We missed the boat on Kyoto; let’s not make the same mistake again.

— Kaitie Coghlan, Seattle

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