Letter to Editor by Robert I Price,  Medford Mail Tribune,  April 23 2019

LNG, coal and oil threaten to reset Earth’s geological clock with a vengeance. Today’s natural carbon cycle is not like the carbon sequestering process of the Carboniferous Period that ended 300 million years ago.

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Letter to Editor by Louis Shawkat, Ashland Daily Tidings, 04/23/2019

Scientists can measure Earth’s ecological assets. Yearly, Earth supplies a finite amount of plant-based food, fiber products, livestock, fish products, timber, other forest products and built-up lands. Yearly, Earth is able to absorb a finite amount of greenhouse gas emissions we produce.

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Guest Opinion, Robert John Sheelen,  Medord Mail Tribune, March 24, 2019

After years of resistance, some Oregon Republicans may be ready to acknowledge the reality that a climate problem exists. An example of this is former Sen. Alan DeBoer’s recent guest opinion here (March 17).

It is curious that DeBoer and his fellow Republicans did not advocate for and help pass climate legislation when they had greater representation in the legislation. It seems suspicious for Sen DeBoer to suggest alternate legislation when there is wide support for the cap and trade legislation, HB2020, which is under active consideration in the current legislative session.

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Letter to Editor by Linda Price, Medford Mail Tribune, March 16, 2019

Fear-mongers who oppose efforts by Oregon to address greenhouse gas emissions wish to confuse the public about the consequences of cap-and-trade bill HR 2020.

While it’s true that Oregon’s population and thus emissions are small in comparison to some neighbor states, that fact does not revoke our responsibility to act. If we do not collectively address the greenhouse gas problem, much of Southern Oregon’s natural beauty will be degraded or destroyed.

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Letter To Editor by Lee Lull, Medford Mail Tribune,  March 16, 2019

Alternative facts, fake news, misinformation, lies, and fear tactics are stock-in-trade in D.C., where greed rules. I really thought Oregon was better — realistic and with more integrity.

But Holy Shades of the Great Orange Satan, Batman! D.C. tactics have now invaded Oregon! The Oregon Republican Party and their bankrolling Associated Oregon Industries have orchestrated a campaign of deception to frighten concerned Oregonians into rejecting their own best interests.

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Letter to Editor, by Alan Journet, Eugene Register Guard, March 4th 2019

Arguments by opponents of House Bill 2020 focus on claims that it would cost their family or business substantially. It’s clear that these result from a campaign developed by corporate interests to frighten Oregonians for the sole purpose of protecting their short-term profits.

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Letter to Editor by Kathy Conway, Medford Mail Tribune, Marsh 13, 2019,  Curry Coastal Pilot, March 8 2019

We are a lucky generation. Since the Industrial Revolution, some 200 years ago, we have enjoyed cheap fossil-fuel energy and the machines it drives, making our lives ever more comfortable. Although warned in the 1800s, most of us have been unaware of the unfortunate side effects of fossil fuel use.

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Letter to Editor by Allen Hallmark, Medford Mail Tribune, March 13th, 2019

Associated Oregon Industries is committed to derailing Oregon’s Climate Action legislation (HB 2020) for the short-term profits of its member industries. To achieve this end, AOI hired FTI, consultants, to study last year’s Clean Energy Jobs Bill. They are now promoting the study as though it were conducted on this year’s HB 2020 bill that proposes establishing an Oregon Climate Action Program.

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Letter to Editor by Rich Fairbanks, Ashland Daily Tidings, March 12, 2019

George Wuerthner gets the prize for biggest stretch with his analogy “thinning is just like medieval doctors bleeding their patients.” But he is just getting warmed up.

He moves right along, hits the usual points, tries to conflate thinning and logging. He even uses the term “thinning/logging” as if they were the same thing. He can be forgiven for this; he is from out of town. If he were local he would know that most of our thinnings are skinny, half-dead fir poles that are barely worth cutting for firewood.

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Letter to editor by Alan Journet in Curry Coastal Pilot, March 5 2019

Arguments by opponents of HB 2020 focus on claims that it would cost their family or their business substantially. It is clear that these result from a campaign developed by corporate interests to frighten Oregonians for the sole purpose of protecting their short-term profits.

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