Here at Eugene Weekly, we love our letter writers, but with COVID still hurting our advertisers — and thus our page count — we can’t fit all the letters fit to print in print. Here are this week’s online extra letters.
CLIMATE IS AN EMERGENCY
As the climate emergency grows and immediate actions are needed, the citizens of Lane County and Oregon should call and write their legislators and put their feet to the fire for significant and strong actions and legislation to mitigate and prepare for the increasing droughts, wildfires, water and food shortages we are sure to face.
These Climate Action Plans must include our forests. The logging industry is the biggest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions in Oregon and our public forests are one of the best forests in the world for carbon sequestration in western Oregon. A carbon tax that would charge the logging industry for the pollution they create from logging and the…