Guest Opinion by Pam Marsh and Karin Power, Oregonian, August 7, 2019
Climate change is the greatest crisis of our lifetime and has understandably created immense fear across our state.
We represent communities hundreds of miles apart, both rural and urban, and have heard this fear firsthand. Supporters of reducing our state’s greenhouse gas emissions fear that delay has already put us too far behind in the fight against climate change. Opponents fear the reality of having to pay for their pollution. Rural Oregonians fear the consequences of all these changes on their way of life.