Letters to the Editor

Candidates for every office need green energy plan

Climate change is happening here and now – and as a 66-year-old farmer and Poweshiek County soil and water commissioner, I’m concerned.

The latest climate report from the United Nations says we have only 11 years to transform our economy to preserve the stable climate human civilization has depended on for millennia. We need a massive mobilization of every sector of society on par with what science and justice demand.

A Green New Deal will keep Americans safe from climate change and create millions of green jobs. It is common sense policy that is overwhelmingly popular with American people.

Any candidate for president, indeed any office, needs to support policies that reduce fossil fuel emissions.

John Clayton

Grinnell

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