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Oregon Carbon Tax

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Climate change is a very pressing issue in the world today.  Everyone will experience the effects of climate change, and many people already have.  Glaciers are melting and sea levels are rising causing the destruction of homes on many islands and in many coastal communities.  Weather patterns are changing leading to an adaptation in where certain crops can be grown.  This means many farms will have to switch the crops they produce, and some areas will no longer be able to grow crops at all. 

If we allow the fossil fuel industries to continue to wield their financial power in order to exercise control over governments and politicians, it will only get worse.  Your children and grandchildren are likely to live in a world in which devastating natural disasters occur often and the only living animals are those that humans made sure would not go extinct.

It is not too late to do our part, to make a difference, and to fight for a better future.  One way a number of communities are fighting is by paying a carbon tax.  If everyone, individuals and businesses alike, are legally required to pay a tax on the greenhouse gases they put into the atmosphere they will be motivated to reduce the pollution they produce.  We, the undersigned, want our state, Oregon, to start paying a carbon tax and leading the rest of our country and the world toward a future in which we can live in peace with the environment and no longer have to fear the effects of climate change.



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