Expedite clean energy projects to fight climate change

Published: Monday, May. 20, 2013 - 11:05 am
Last Modified: Monday, May. 20, 2013 - 11:47 am

Re "China leaves U.S. behind in pursuit of clean energy" and "Dry winters, fires, low reservoirs -- prep yourself for the ‘new normal’" (Editorials, May 5): The United States is seriously lagging in efforts to develop clean renewable sources of energy. We must accelerate if we are to achieve our greenhouse gas reduction targets and mitigate the potential disastrous impacts of global warming, and achieve some measure of energy security.

As The Bee's editorial board noted in its May 5 editorial, we are already being dangerously impacted by climate change.

We should expedite clean renewable energy projects by streamlining the approval process including improving the California Environmental Quality Act process which is being considered for reform to facilitate other projects.

-- Rick Bettis, Sacramento

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