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Join rally for climate change

Kudos to Mike Tidwell for his clear commentary explaining why we need a revenue-neutral carbon tax to reduce emissions and slow climate change ("Forecast calls for pain," Feb. 6). I'm convinced, but how are the American people going to convince Congress to pass such a tax?

Readers should go to Washington, D.C. on Feb. 17 for a noon rally and march assembling on the mall near the Washington Monument. The goal of the march is to let President Barack Obama know we have his back on his plans to impose more EPA regulations, to deny permission to build the Keystone XL pipeline, and whatever other environmental orders he chooses to issue with his executive authority. The longer Congress takes to pass a carbon tax, the more pain businesses will have to endure with extra regulations.

Business leaders would much prefer an easy-to-administer, predictable carbon tax rather than regulations. And business leaders want climate change brought under control because the unpredictable nature of our changing climate creates undesirable risk that threatens infrastructure, operations, and lives.

Readers who can't get to Washington on Feb. 17 should call friends and relatives to urge them to go, and should call the White House (202-456-1111) and to tell President Obama, we've got his back.

Judy Weiss, Brookline, Mass.

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