COMMON GROUND ON CLIMATE CHANGE
Last week an all too familiar scenario repeated itself
in the halls of Wisconsin State government.
One party, in this
case Democrats, proposed new legislation,
and a lobbyist group, in this case Wisconsin Manufacturers
and Commerce pledged to
aggressively oppose the legislation.
We get it.
As tired as it is it's the way the way the game is
The problem is the legislation had to do with energy
policy and climate change.
And we believe those issues are so important that
they demand a different approach.
Given the now irrefutable science supporting climate
change in our world it is in the interest of both
environmental activists and business owners to figure
out how to reverse the damage being done and being
We can't believe business people don't see the danger.
But they don't want mandates shoved down their throats.
And they're right.
Right now Republican elected officials seem to need
to deny climate change for political ideological reasons.
But Democrats have to engage more forward thinking
business leaders to talk about how to best protect
the resources we all depend on.
WMC has to be at the table for those talks.
We believe they'd participate.