Register Citizen: Letter: Horn will resist the attack on our environment

First appeared in the Register Citizen on 09/19/2018 here.

Letter to the Editor:

The environmental news from the administration in Washington is depressing. Refusal to admit there is climate change is absurd, but reducing the regulations concerning methane, an important climate change pollutant, is criminal. The continual gutting of EPA standards on clean air and water will hurt everyone’s health. There should be no exploitation of our national parks by drilling. Those lands belong to the public and have been preserved for future generations to enjoy.

Maria Horn, who is running for state representative in the 64th District, thinks we should not give up on the bad news from Washington, but work in Hartford to clean our air and water and to fight for a comprehensive energy strategy. She wants to support a state constitutional amendment that would bring the decision-making on conveying public lands back to the people of Connecticut.

When faced with the hundreds of thousands of whales, seals, sea turtles, birds and fish who die from entanglement in plastic lines and ingesting plastic bags, Horn says we can do our part to stop the 8 million tons of plastic waste entering our oceans each year. She proposes doing what some cities and towns in Maine and Massachusetts have done by banning plastic bags and using paper bags instead.

Horn is correct. We can do a lot in Hartford to resist the disaster taking place in D.C. No wonder Sierra Club and other environmental groups have endorsed her. This is why a vote to elect Maria Horn is so important.

— Liz Piel, Sharon

EditorMeghan FlanaganEditor