Happy Earth Day, Rhode Island … to celebrate: enjoy some outside time. Or, if you’re stuck in front of a machine all day, at least enjoy this great piece by our own Senator Sheldon Whitehouse:
I’m working with Rep. Henry Waxman and other colleagues in Congress to draft legislation to put a price on carbon. Big polluters have had a free pass for far too long. Not only will a carbon fee reduce carbon emissions, it will force big polluters to pay for the damage their pollution does to public health and the environment, generating billions in new revenue for the American people.
He writes the piece for a new web zine called Medium … I like what it stands for: “Medium is based on the belief that the sharing of ideas and experiences is what moves humanity forward. The Internet is the greatest idea-sharing tool ever imagined, but we’ve only scratched the surface of its capabilities. More concretely, Medium is a system for reading and writing. A place where you can find and share knowledge, ideas, and stories—specifically, ones that need more than 140 characters and are not just for your friends. It’s a place where you can work with others to create something better than you can on your own.”