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Letter: $4 million for Bay Area climate protection isn’t a solution

$4 million grant to Bay Area governments for climate protection is not the solution

Re: “$4 million in grants for local climate-protection efforts applauded” (Letter to the Editor, June 19):

It is great to see that local climate-protection efforts are being made here in the Bay Area.

However, a $4 million grant to local governments by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District is not the solution. Instead, we need the Baker-Shultz Carbon Dividends Plan, a long-term solution that not only protects our health and our environment, but also bridges partisan divides and strengthens our economy.

This free-market approach would spark a full-scale green transition of the American economy toward healthier and cleaner renewable energy through a gradually increasing carbon tax starting at $40 tax per ton, reducing the serious health and environmental threats that air pollution and climate instability present.

In order to create a more sustainable future, leaders including letter writer Joel Preston, Executive Director of the American Lung Association in California, need to support a long-term, feasible and effective solution like the Baker-Shultz Carbon Dividends Plan.

Emily CollinsLafayette


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