Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor: Congress should listen to people, scientists on climate

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy recently called out congressional climate deniers for their attempts to cut the agency’s budget, which would block core public health and environmental safeguards.

At risk is the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, which sets the first-ever federal limits on carbon pollution from existing power plants.

Unfortunately, this comes as no surprise, as corporate polluters spent more than $700 million in the last election to secure an industry-friendly agenda in Congress, placing polluter profits ahead of public health.

It’s time for Congress to listen to the majority of Americans — and 97 percent of climate scientists — by taking strong action on climate change now. Our health and our environment depend on it.

Mark Henry

Spring Mills