The Readers Write

Dear editor,

We support a Carbon Pollution Tax. After the hottest summer on record, after Pope Francis exhorts us to stop polluting our planet’s atmosphere and waters, after Volkswagen revealed that their diesel auto engines emit far more pollutants than advertised, after Hurricane Patricia blew and flooded Mexico and our South West, it is time to ask what Vermont can do about this.

Solutions to curtail our atmospheric carbon pollution are currently being proposed and studied in the legislature in Montpelier this next session. One major solution is a carbon pollution tax on fuel oil and gasoline distributed in Vermont. I urge you to become informed and follow the legislation ultimately with your support.

Judith and John Blackmer of Shelburne

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