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From: domainremoved <Ann>
Date: Tue, 10 Sep 2019 15:23:40 -0700

Dear Menlo Park City Council members,

I urge you to pass the ordinance before you tonight to accelerate the
transition away from fossil fuel reliance in Menlo Park. This is a
critically necessary transition and Menlo Park has an unprecedented
opportunity to show leadership in the State and nation on this urgent
issue. Gas industry vested interests have mounted a ferocious campaign to
undermine policy initiatives such as this one, founded on misinformation,
fear-mongering, and outright fabrications. The reality they seek to
obfuscate is that averting catastrophic climate change relies on the most
rapid practicable transformation of our power usage to renewable energy, a
future in which natural gas and propane will play a vastly diminished role.

With every successive pronouncement by the International Panel on Climate
Change, we have been given an earlier date by which we must radically
reduce our fossil fuel consumption. Even now, we must view the 10-12 year
horizon as likely to be overly optimistic, as day by day scientists
discover environmental indicators that are deteriorating faster than ever
was anticipated.

In the interest of all your present and future community members, including
those not yet born, please hold fast to the ethical imperative to act with
courage and conviction. Decisive action tonight will have far-reaching
positive impacts.

Very sincerely yours,


*Ann V. Edminster, M.Arch., Zero Carbon Consulting*
Design AVEnues LLC | 650-355-9150 | www.annedminster.com
Received on Tue Sep 10 2019 - 15:16:46 PDT

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