Climate change is not coming. It’s here. We are already feeling the effects right here in the front range. When I was growing up in Colorado Springs, the conversation of a climate calamity was not omnipresent. Now the constant threat of wildland fires and alarmingly low level of our reservoirs and waterways are already making a major impact in our community. Climate change is an issue that demands more than just awareness, it demands action.
Right now in Colorado, a House Resolution is calling for an economy-wide carbon price to be enacted. We need Congress to do the same on a Federal level. These fees would contribute to the local economy and incentivize businesses to switch to clean renewable energy. This opportunity would not only provide clean energy solutions but also clean energy JOBS. This is a win-win for both our planet and our economy.