Rural voters must care about climate

Tim Palmer, op-ed Eugene Register Guard, July 25, 2019.

Senators representing rural Oregonians walked off the job in June to prevent the state from addressing global warming. Claiming to act in the interest of their constituents, they did exactly the opposite.

Rural Oregonians — and I am one, in a county three hours southwest of Eugene — stand on the front line of damage from climate change. We will suffer the worst from state inaction. Red is the correct color to politically describe rural Oregon, and it’s also the right color to symbolize the effects that a hotter climate is causing.




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