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Letter to the editor: Climate protections may be worthwhile

Friday, July 12, 2013 - 12:01 am

A Journal Gazette editorial called attention to the threats to Indiana’s (and our nation’s) environment by ignored regulators’ directives and broken promises.

Recent, widely-affirmed proposals and promises for climate protection have frequently been dismissed with assertions that they would either “cost us too much” or that it’s just “too soon for something like that.”

Where public monies are concerned we get anxious about our personal taxes, and when we have some personal issues with a proposal for change, it can be tempting to postpone dealing with it until a later time.

But when the future of our children and our children’s children is involved, things should look a little different. We might even discover a willingness to forego some of our current, cherished comforts and conveniences for the sake of those children.

It may be that some climate protections are well worth their costs to us, and crucial to the welfare of those who come after us. How willing shall we be to invest in the health and safety of those children? Think about it.

Francis Frellick