Donald Addu: A green market

March 4, 2013 

A green market

The Feb. 14 article “Dems rise to Obama’s climate bill challenge” paints a grim picture about Congress’s willingness to address the economically devastating storms, droughts and wildfires that desecrated this country last year.

The president has vowed to address the issue of climate change using all of the executive authority that he has access to, but instead of expanding the size of government regulation, Congress can follow the words of Sen. Marco Rubio and look to free enterprise and the market to address one of the great challenges of our time.

Through a fee and dividend approach to carbon pricing we can reduce our consumption of fuels that soil the pureness of our air and water while promoting job growth in quality, green jobs just like the ones that employ over 14,000 North Carolinians. Now is the time for a market-based solution that addresses both climate change and economic development.

Donald Addu

Durham

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