I recently wrote a note to Sen. Scott Brown, the newly elected U.S. Senator (R) from Massachusetts, in support of the climate bill and new energy policy. As a resident of Massachusetts, I believe in the importance of having my voice heard but I never expected or desired any kind of reply. I was pleasantly surprised however when I received the following letter in response to my note. In the letter, Senator Brown outlines his personal views regarding climate change and energy policy.
It was nice to hear the freshly elected Senator’s stance on energy policy before he becomes a seasoned Washington veteran. Only time will tell whether Senator Brown decides to support a clean energy future via the American Power Act. UPDATE: On June 10th, 2010, Senator Brown decided to ignore local and national pressure and voted in favor of the Markowski Resolution, a bill that proposed blocking EPA oversight of carbon pollution. The resolution did not pass, but it begs the question: is a clean energy future really in Senator Brown’s interests?
Dear Mr. Kharitonenkov,
Thank you for contacting me with your concerns about climate change. As always, I value the input of my constituents on all issues and appreciate hearing from you.
Reducing America’s greenhouse gas emissions — and especially the pollutants that pose the greatest harm to both people and our environment — is clearly of concern to Continue reading