I was impressed with Congresswoman Mia Love’s recent town hall meeting about climate solutions. There was no shouting or name calling — just plain civil discussion.
A Deseret News editorial commented about how the transition from coal to solar is wreaking havoc in communities such as Price. However, that editorial lacked any discussion of either climate change or suggestions for how these communities could cope with a declining market. We can argue how much of the decline of coal is from cheaper natural gas versus environmental regulations. What is clear is that climate change will put more pressure on communities where coal has been the heart of the economy. We have to fight climate change, but we can’t leave these communities behind either. Open and frank discussions about our new realities are vital in strengthening our communities and our energy future.