Suffolk must confront climate change

Published 7:32 pm Tuesday, April 26, 2022

To the editor:

Due to redistricting, Suffolk will be in the U.S. House of Representatives 2nd Congressional District, which is represented by U.S. Rep. Elaine Luria. Among her many committee assignments, Luria co-chaired the Climate Change Task Force, which collaborates on solutions for climate change issues affecting communities. With its tidal river and creeks, Suffolk is one of those vulnerable to water issues from sea level rise.

What are Suffolk’s plans? Suffolk needs to not only plan how it will deal with the effects of climate change, but also how it will do its part to reduce greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere that are rapidly warming our planet.


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How is Suffolk transitioning to renewable energy? Is the city preparing to become more energy-efficient? What is Suffolk’s plan to transition to electric vehicles? On what city buildings will solar panels be installed? How will Suffolk encourage its residents and businesses to do the same?

These are some questions that need to be addressed.


Patricia Jacobson