Letters to the editor for Sunday, Feb. 21

Letters to the editor for Sunday, Feb. 21

Acting locally President Biden rejoined the Paris Climate Agreement and revoked the Keystone XL Pipeline permit. He did so because he recognizes the need for action to address global climate change. Locally, we are also faced with an opportunity to take action to address the impacts of fossil fuel by stopping the building of gas infrastructure. As has been noted in news accounts and editorial comments, the city of Eugene has been trying to come to an agreement with NW Natural about if and how additional fracked-gas services might be provided here. Many in the community have advocated for our own canceling of local pipelines. A moratorium or complete ban on additional fracked natural gas pipelines here would be the first step in our continuing efforts to transition to becoming a fossil fuel-free Eugene. Lucy Vinis and several councilors have begun to speak out about the necessity of taking action. They deserve our gratitude. We hope other local leaders will begin to fully and openly embrace that old adage that we need to think global and act locally. The time for action is now the place is right here. Rev. Dennis Reynolds, Eugene Call out injustice On Jan. 6, our democracy was attacked, bludgeoned and bloodied with Trump banners waving to prevent the peaceful transition of power. This insurrection cost lives and saw gruesome injuries and aggression so horrific that Capitol police and congressional legislators with their staff still suffer from PTSD. Unfortunately, the GOP renegade senators who voted […]

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