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Matt Tucker: Thanks to Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows for leadership on Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act

Thanks to Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows for leadership

I want to thank Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows for endorsing the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (http://www.energyinnovationact.org/supporters).

It is courageous for a corporation that makes its money selling lift tickets to people from across the political spectrum to take a stand on climate change by endorsing a piece of legislation. Climate change is already inflicting its damage on our area in the form of more frequent wildfires, longer droughts, higher elevation snow levels and shallower snowpack, and these effects are likely to get worse in the near term.

Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows has taken action that will have a positive long-term effect on our community and the world at large. As beneficial as their decision is for the future of our community and beyond, Squaw/Alpine is a for-profit corporation, which means they have calculated the costs of transitioning to renewables against the ill effects of climate change on their operations and come to the conclusion that supporting the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act is good for their bottom line.

I believe those of us without an army of accountants at our disposal should follow the lead of Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows on this and get behind the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act as well. Your business or job may not directly depend on the snow, but if you live in this area, your future and the future of our community is at stake.

Matt Tucker

Truckee

Citizens’ Climate Lobby North Tahoe Chapter member

The Friends of the Library is donating book bags and books to the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District transportation department so that every school bus in Truckee can offer local students (K-5th grade), a chance to read while they are on the bus.

I am helping to organize this project. We are also starting a community book drive so that we can provide more books and put them on every one of the TTUSD routes.

If you would like more information, please contact me at jmitchell.jk@gmail.com or Louise at Friends of the Library at 530-304-9447.

Jill Mitchell

Truckee