Letter to Editor by Lee Lull, Ashland Daily Tidings, February 2nd 2019

Greenhouse gases from fossil fuels are heating our world beyond its ability to cope. Unprecedented Australian fires are raging; Greenland is melting four times faster than ever; our Rogue Valley and the U.S. West Coast are slated for increased wildfire risk; the out-of-whack polar vortex is freezing the Midwest, and dead seas will soon drown coastal communities.

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Guest Opinion, Ray Seidler, Ashland Daily Tidings, January 18, 2019

According to the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, during the last 30 years there have been 9,000 reported significant pipeline incidents nationwide with thousands of smaller events. This has resulted in nearly 550 deaths, 2,600 injuries, and a staggering $8.5 billion in financial damages. During the past 10 years, pipeline accidents are accelerating as the U.S. increases its fossil fuel production despite the catastrophic impacts of such actions on greenhouse gas emissions and global climate changes.

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Letter to Editor by Bob Scheelen,  Ashland Daily Tidings / Medford Mail Tribune, February 2nd 2-19

Our political dysfunction continues: name-calling, tribalism of left and right, information bubbles, demonizing of opponents. We seem unwilling to move beyond prevalent dogmas and open-mindedly focus on current realities.

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Letter to Editor by Ray Seidler, Medford Mail Tribune/Ashland Daily Tidings, February 2nd 2019

There are several gigantic issues that our government must address because they are the real crises in America.

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Letter to Editor  by Bruce Bauer, Medford Mail Tribune, February 2nd 2019

Recently I engaged a local libertarian state representative in discussions about environmental issues. I learned that the libertarian approach is that the free market will solve all problems.

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Letter to Editor by Ken Deveney Medford Mail Tribune, January 25, 2019, also in Ashland Daily Tidings, January 28, 2019

A 229-mile natural gas pipeline is proposed to run through private and public land in Southern Oregon. This project could pollute nearly 500 waterways and impact hundreds of landowners. It will decrease the property values of adjacent landowners. (By the way, the use of eminent domain to benefit a private foreign corporation is on shaky legal ground and is widely unpopular.)

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Letter to Editor by Tom Saydah, Ashland Daily Tidings, January 24 2019, Also in Medford Mail Tribune, January 26th 2019

There are many issues and causes that I have felt drawn to over the years. The one that takes precedent for me now is Climate Action. Taking a stand now on helping to protect our planet seems like the only way we can be assured that Mother Earth will be healthy long enough for us to pursue all those other causes that are so important.

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Letter to Editor by Eric Dittmer, Medford Mail Tribune, January 20th 2019

It’s the middle of winter; it’s cold and dreary and we may be depressed by the shortened day length. The news is equally depressing covering wars and genocides.

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Letter to Editor by Louise Shawkat, Medfor Mail Tribune, January 9, 2019

Are we living the future?

Afraid? Rational fears keep us safe. What about fear of climate change? Are you so frightened you can’t mobilize to make necessary changes? Yes, there is urgency to reduce our green house gas emissions by one-half in the next 12 years. How? By changing our energy sources, our agricultural and forest systems practices and by rethinking how we live, shop, work and play.

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Letter to Editor by Alan Journet, Medford Mail Tribune, January 10, 2019

When Thelma and Louise drove toward the cliff, the driver put her foot down. Sure, it was just a movie, and the scriptwriter made the choice for them. Unlike Thelma and Louise, we each largely write the script for our own lives, so we can choose whether or not to drive over the cliff.

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