Congressman Fitzpatrick: Your Republican Party is moving in the wrong direction on a myriad of environmental issues. As a leader, you have a responsibility to your constituents, to your country, to future generations, and to this fragile planet to speak loudly against the environmental catastrophes that this Republican administration is wreaking on our world simply due to their desires to pander to the interests of the fossil fuel industry and to a voter base that has been inflamed to hate the civilizing forces of truth, reason, and science.
If you do not speak out and act against these assaults, you are complicit.
The latest idiocy your party is promoting is the rollback of the Clean Car Fuel Efficiency Standards. These standards were a wise way to reduce carbon emissions in a way that would benefit both the automobile industry and the economic interests and health of motorists and citizens. This current administration now stupidly wants to reverse these standards.
Where is your outrage as the EPA repeals rules that will now pollute our rivers and streams? Where is your outrage when your party has requested to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement and we are now the only nation that stands ignorantly alone, refusing to react to the real threat of climate change? Why aren’t you leading us to a future where we will not be dependent on polluting fossil fuels and instead fight hard to bring green jobs to our county and country? Instead of leading us forward, you are leading us backwards.
Some of us hope to have grandchildren one day. We would like to leave a world to them that is not plagued by dirty air, rising temperatures, deadly storms and rising sea levels. What are you doing to keep the next generations safe?
Or are you more concerned with political donations from fossil fuel industries and the votes of uninformed voters? I don’t want to hear simply your idle words about these critical issues; its time for you to act and use your congressional power to lead us to a better future.
Adrienne Morgado, Wrightstown