Many, many thanks are due to President Obama for having the courage to propose new rules limiting carbon emissions from U.S. power plants [“Obama’s coal plan catches up with climate policy in Olympia,” Opinion, June 4].
When Congress does little or nothing about climate change, at least our president takes action. Emissions from power plants are enormous contributors to greenhouse gases, and so these rules are a major step forward.
In Washington state, Gov. Jay Inslee has also led the way with serious climate-change proposals. Our state is fortunate to find itself leading the way for the president’s new rules.
And for those who profit so greatly from existing fossil-fuel use: It’s time to get on board and help this planet and not continue to abuse it for sheer monetary gain.
Mike Shaw, Edmonds