Letter to the Editor

Readers Respond

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

One of the primary arguments against greenhouse gas emission regulations that the regulations will stop economic growth. This claim by many can now be proven as false and a lie. Recent verifiable research from the Brookings Institution shows that 33 states including the District of Columbia had both economic growth (from weak to strong) and decreased carbon emissions between 2000 and 2014.  The amount of economic growth varies with each state and certain actions particular to each state.

This confirms that in many states (red and blue) cleaning up the environment does not put an end to economic growth.  Slashing greenhouse gas regulations will harm the world that our young people will inherit and adversely hurt agriculture. The state of California has lost millions due to droughts caused by global warming.