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By Larry Peranich, San Diego

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Feb. 13, 2021 (San Diego) -- The US Chamber of Commerce updated its Position on Climate Change last month, adding their support for a "market-based approach to accelerate greenhouse gas emissions reductions." 

More than 3500 US economists from across the political spectrum have signed a statement saying a market-based approach, requiring fossil fuel companies to pay a fee that is proportional to the amount of carbon pollution the fuels will emit when burned, is the most cost-effective and economically efficient way to fight climate change.

Environmental organizations, including the World Wildlife Fund, the leaders of the Environmental Defense Fund and the Nature Conservancy, Citizens' Climate Lobby, and San Diego are also calling for a carbon pollution fee.

The Biden administration is serious about climate change and will sign legislation passed by Congress.  I encourage Mike Levin, Darrell Issa, Juan Vargas, Scott Peters, and Sara Jacobs to support carbon pricing legislation in Congress.

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you got some weird rules

if you can not say the back of someone. please tell me what you call our back side?

not going to happen with

Darrell Issa because he [supports] trump! Darrell Issa should be in jail for car theft! [Note: This post edited to remove profanity, a violation of site rules.]

Question for the editor

Can you explain why my posts get deleted in their entirety, when on rare occasion I've used profanity, yet these get "edited" and remain? On the surface, it appears that there are two sets of rules on this site, one set for Conservatives and a different set for Liberals. I'm sure that there's a better explanation, but it certainly seems that you'll use any opportunity to delete a post of mine due to my conservative stance, which you oppose, while simply editing those of Liberal accounts and leaving the post up? It is disappointing to see the suppression of conservative viewpoints and selective editing on this site, it's been on ongoing problem on this site and I'd like to see meaningful change to support the views of "All of East County".

Michael Alena

so you would rather destroy the planet? go back and [support] Trump, and let the adults fix what rump screwed up! [This comment edited to remove profanity]