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Congressional leadership
By Shelley Stallings


October 27, 2009

Regarding Senator Murkowski's op-ed, if Congress would take a leadership role in solving climate change issues, the EPA would not have to step in and do your job for you. Congress, both Democrats & Republicans have "dragged their feet" for years in implementing the legislative changes we need to protect us from the affects of changes in the atmosphere brought on by rapidly increasing carbon emissions due to population increases and industrial expansion. For you to attempt to put the blame on the EPA is disingenuous at best.

This is another example of why we need effective campaign finance reform to limit the power of 'big business' in congress. Not just Senator Murkowski, but virtually all members of congress fund their re-elections in large part through money from large industy trade groups. As long as we allow this, the best interest of the average American will not be well represented in congress.

By Shelley Stallings
Ketchikan, AK

About: "Observer of local, state and national government for over 40 years."

Received October 20, 2009 - Published October 27, 2009


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