Vail Daily letter: We can do better |

Vail Daily letter: We can do better

Hunter Gassman
Vail, CO, Colorado

In America, we take pride in our vast landscapes, natural parks, coastlines and waterways. Yet despite all we’ve been given, we have so much to lose if lawmakers don’t take immediate action to address the real danger posed by global climate change.

Pollution from dirty energy sources is warming our climate and threatening human health. Continued inaction will only jeopardize the air our children breathe and the water they drink.

We can do better. Let’s invest in clean, renewable energy, one of the world’s fastest growing industries. Investments in wind, solar and energy efficiency can create up to 1.9 million jobs nationwide. For the sake of our nation’s future, let’s protect our environment, our health and our way of life.

It is time for our generation to declare their independence from the dirty fossil fuels of the past and lead our country in a clean energy revolution.

Hunter Gassman