Letter to Editor by Joan Kalvelage in The Oregonian, March 17, 2017, Medford Mailt Tribune, March 19th as Pass SB 557
Even as more of us more strenuously exercise citizenship, appeals to protect what we most cherish keep coming. To hold course in the current blizzard requires clear prioritizing. If we want a science-based, bipartisan and adequate response to climate change, we can now have more influence with our state Legislature than with federal government. For example, Oregon’s Clean Energy and Jobs Bill (SB 557), promises to bring: dollars to invest in clean, renewable energy (without raising taxes), good-paying jobs and stronger incentives for major polluters to protect air, water and climate.