We Midwesterners Love the Planet


Here’s something of interest, since I believe that by using my right to free speech, I am explaining what I feel are the problems in our society and what can be done to fix them. It is, contrary to what some believe, both a constructive and informative was of expressing political ideals and trying to educate others on major issues. Believe it or not, some of these stories are encouraging and, dare I say it, hopeful!

On this hopeful note, a group of Midwest governors signed an agreement Thursday to show their support for combating global warming and greenhouse gases in their respective states and as a region.

The idea is that starting with smaller groups gets the ball rolling, especially when trying such measures at a federal level generally fails at the hands of the current administration.

Specific plans include selling ethanol mixed gas at stations, using alternative energy for 30 percent of the region’s electricity, and setting greenhouse gas reduction goals for major companies.

Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty has jumped on the bandwagon, showing that this is not a liberal or conservative issue, as President Bush should realize too, but an issue universal to our country:

“We are a little smaller, more nimble than the federal government … perhaps we can roll it up into part of a larger national policy.”

If you’re living in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota or Wisconsin, give your governor a big high five and hold him or her to the standards that they’ve promised in this pact.

Midwest governors sign climate change accord – [Environmental News Network]


One Response

  1. I’ll refrain from touching Blagojevich, if it’s all the same to you.

    Still good to see that state governments are beginning to take control of important issues like this. Too often we place all of our emphasis on the importance of the federal government and forget about the littler guys.

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