Daily News-Record, October 17, 2016
Each week, I write a summary of the week’s news items related to climate and energy for the Climate Action Alliance of the Valley. As I do so, I become increasingly concerned about the impact of the upcoming election on the future of our country’s climate and energy policies.
While it is certainly true that many members of the Republican Party support forward-thinking policies, the Party’s platform and their presidential and vice presidential candidates do not. Their election to power would leave the U.S. reliant on 20th century energy sources when most of the world, unhampered by old infrastructure, is moving aggressively forward with 21st century energy sources.
If you want a vibrant economy married to action on climate change, then the Republican Party is not where your allegiance should lie.
Leslie Grady Jr.