Congress should act to help clean energy, farmers
The article, “BP cuts dividend as virus hastens moves to curb oil output” (Business, Aug. 5), bridges the gap between the viral breakout and long-term threat of fossil dependence. It is doubly encouraging to witness the coming of age for “net-zero strateg(ies).” I am an advocate for more clean power because scientists are telling us if we keep pumping carbon from fossil sources into our atmosphere, we will see increased storms and species threatened on land and in the seas. The horrible explosion in Beirut also reminds us that human negligence has disastrous consequences. It is heartening to realize big business is planning wisely for the future. Even Congress is waking up despite these troubled times. Our leaders are realizing energy companies deserve assistance, as do farmers. The Growing Climate Solutions Act in Congress is preparing agri-business for a clean energy future. Let’s ask Sens. Loeffler and Perdue to support it.