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First, it is not too late for YOU to email firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com referencing #22-0427, "Resolution declaring a climate emergency, committing to policies opposing fossil fuel expansion and accelerating the clean energy transition, and endorsing the call for a global fossil fuel non-proliferation treaty," and indicating your strong support for such a measure.
The resolution will be on the agenda for the Common Council's June 9 6 p.m. meeting in the Council Chambers. (You can attend but there are no longer automatic public hearings at full council meetings). Only three people submitted comments to the Judiciary &Advisory committee before its May 31 meeting! COME ON!! Do it today.
A simple resolution reaffirming the city's commitment to transition from fossil fuels as it seeks to reduce its carbon emissions has run into the reality of people who think that means nothing has to change. If passed, the resolution declaring a climate emergency and pledging to begin taking concrete steps to stop burning fossil fuels would put La Crosse in a universe of more than 2,000 communities in dozens of countries.
But, apparently, this is a gas station too far for some on the city Judiciary & Advisory committee who considered it on Tuesday night. "But what about Kwik Trip!?"
If Kwik Trip, and some council members, haven't heard, WE HAVE TO STOP BURNING FOSSIL FUELS. NOW. IMMEDIATELY.
This doesn't mean that Kwik Trip must cease to exist. It means Kwik Trip will need to adapt to new realities. They are supposedly business geniuses. Let them figure it out.