Thanks to the Kem Gardner Policy Institute, we are finally seeing some serious proposals to address air pollution and climate disruption. The proposed research laboratory could promote innovative market-based strategies for addressing these critical problems affecting our health and long-term well-being.

For the majority of U.S. emissions, research shows a carbon tax is a more effective, efficient and fair way to reduce carbon pollution than regulations. We need our state legislators to support Rep. Joel Briscoe’s proposed carbon tax. Urge our U.S. Congress members to vote for the bipartisan HR763, Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act. A carbon tax is the conservative way to address both air pollution and climate disruption.

Jean M. Lown, Logan