Yesterday, Kristin Eberhard of betterquest.org and Sightline published “There’s Plenty of Room at Hotel California” – a fantastic how-to for Oregon and Washington decision-makers looking to link with other states on pricing and limiting climate pollution. It’s a great read, and rather than challenge the cloying Eagles reference in the title, I decided to extend the trend.
Pretend you’re the governor of Oregon or Washington, or the head of a key committee in the state legislature in Salem or Olympia. Let’s say you’re convinced: Climate change is real, it’s a huge risk, and we need a fast, smooth transition beyond carbon fuels. Putting a price on carbon is the single best way to nudge the whole economy in that direction.
Read more over on Sightline.
When you’re done reading, find your legislators in Oregon or in Washington and email them a link to the article.
Disclosure: Kristin Eberhard, a climate and energy policy consultant and blogger, is currently advising Climate Solutions on state-based solutions to fight climate change. Also, disclosure: a staff member at Climate Solutions plays in a band called the "F***ing Eagles."
…Take it easy…