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Northwest Voices

Seattle Times letters to the editor

October 31, 2013 at 7:02 PM

Step forward for climate-change plan

West coast at the forefront of strategic alignment to combat climate change and promote clean energy

Great move by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, California Gov. Jerry Brown, and B.C. Premier Christy Clark in signing a joint climate change accord that will cover the length of the North American west coast.

Let’s hope the legislatures for the states and province involved get behind this and give it some teeth. I have long wondered when a real leader would step forward and do something about climate change — words are a nice first step, but real action counts far more.

Let’s hope this plan is the step forward that is needed. Too many people worry about the money they can make today or tomorrow, and to heck with the consequences. However, our children and our children’s children will have much different feelings about the impacts of climate change. Thank you governors and premier for your leadership and vision on this critical matter.

Mike Shaw, Edmonds

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