Re “Farmers might get all the water that’s available in Lake Tulloch” (Page A1, March 11): There seems to be more bad news every day regarding our state’s water supply. Could this be a symptom of climate change, or just a bad periodic drought similar to 1977?
Either way it appears a conservative approach would be to assume this could be human caused and take appropriate action. Why not impose a fee on carbon production at the source, i.e., coal mine and oil well-head, and return the funds generated on a pro-rata basis to households? This would spur development of alternative energy sources and stimulate the economy with the extra spending power. It will also decrease the carbon emitted to the atmosphere, which most scientists agree is contributing to climate change. Can we afford to stand by and do nothing?
Donald Condon, Piedmont