I enjoyed the spirited defense of a swift transition to a clean energy future that 350 Montana proposed in their recent guest opinion (June 9). But some of my friends found their negativity too much to bear.
To effectively fight climate change, we all need to pull together. I want to promote a carbon fee and dividend program, like the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act currently working through Congress. This would serve as the agent of change to make the rapid transition that 350 Montana seeks. It works in a way that my conservative friends can get behind, using market forces to unleash the innovation and new jobs that make the clean energy future happen. And it has been carefully organized to get us through the transition without damaging our economy or bringing harm to the least among us.
Please help me to encourage U.S. Sens. Jon Tester, Steve Daines and U.S. Rep. Matt Rosendale to support the bipartisan climate solution, which is the Energy Innovation Act, HR 2307.