I attended an Iowa Interfaith Power and Light press conference, where leaders of various faith communities came together and presented a common message – as people of faith we are called to care for creation. Climate change affects all, but the most vulnerable among us are impacted more profoundly. With that message fresh in mind, I read editorial letters Nov. 12 by Edward Greisch (“Coal is the problem, not consumers”) and Jim Hoepner (“Congressional role models”). I agree with both wholeheartedly and would like to take their ideas one step further.
Mr. Greisch, we are the solution. The Environmental Protection Agency has created what they call a "common-sense plan to cut carbon pollution from power plants." The public comment period runs through this month. I encourage others to visit www2.epa.gov/carbon-pollution-standards/clean-power-plan-proposed-rule, learn more about the plan and add comments in support.
Mr. Hoepner, let's encourage our government representatives to model the best character attributes of Reps. Jim Leach and Lane Evans. People should contact their legislators, tell them that climate change is important to all of us and urge them to take action.