Honestly, I had a post prepared for today. However, there are a few people that I will always defer to when it comes to writing about the environment, and Robert Redford is one of them.
His op-ed in today’s Huffington Post is a summary of some of the issues we’ve touched on here -regarding fossil fuel subsidies, and how ridiculous it is that they continue to be part of our political portfolio. I won’t repeat everything he says, but he ends with this:
In a time of economic hardship, progressing climate change and a growing demand for reliable and clean sources of energy, using taxpayer money to help oil, gas and mining companies represent a reckless and irrational use of taxpayer money and government investment. We can do better. We need the fossil fuel industry to stop asking us to pay the price for their greed. We need our world leaders to turn their words into actions.
My sentiments exactly.