Re: “No such thing as a good tax? Consider a well-structured carbon tax.” Bill Ritter April 13 column
I, too, am one of many Colorado residents that support the carbon tax as a way to come together to address global warming or climate change. Bill Ritter’s opinion piece in favor of a carbon tax explains this more. As the former Colorado governor mentions, many prominent conservatives are on board with this plan because a tax on carbon recognizes the price carbon use levels on economy, the environment, and society, and works to level the playing field to ensure all forms of energy can compete fairly and equitably. As a Colorado native, I support a tax on carbon to help counteract the negative effects of carbon use on the state’s environment and economy.
Susan Harman, Centennial
A tax that would reduce pollution and address climate change is clearly in the public interest. Our elected officials have been far too passive in addressing the escalating impacts of climate change on Colorado’s economy, water supplies, and public health. As we move into the 2018 election season, we need to hold incumbents representing us in Congress accountable for their lack of action. And as former Gov. Ritter suggests, we need to make climate change an important and visible issue as we debate in 2018 who we want to represent Colorado in the next session of Congress.