Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor: Why We Can Surf

A letter to the editor of Good Times

Twin Lakes State Beach in Santa Cruz. PHOTO: TARMO HANNULA

I enjoyed your feature article about Capitola’s Women on Waves (“Surf’s Uplifting,” GT, 9/29) and felt proud to live in a place where women are taking the initiative, using their voices and creating an event that benefits women all over the world and at the same time fosters ocean conservation. I couldn’t help but think about one reason we could host such a surf competition here is because our beaches are not contaminated with oil like they are in Southern California. We can thank our predecessors for keeping oil rigs out of the beautiful Monterey Bay, but now it’s our turn to take action to prevent more dire consequences from our use of fossil fuels. Economists and scientists agree that we need to charge fossil fuel companies a fee on the oil and gas they take out of the ground to cover the damage those products do to our environment. Using that money to give a dividend back to people will help with the expense of the transition to cleaner sources of power. This carbon fee and dividend approach is finally getting traction in Congress, so this is the time to call and write our representatives, senators and the president to express our support and to encourage them to include this strategy in the reconciliation bill they’re creating right now.

Donna Ramos

Santa Cruz


This letter does not necessarily reflect the views of Good Times.To submit a letter to the editor of Good Times: Letters should be originals—not copies of letters sent to other publications. Please include your name and email address to help us verify your submission (email address will not be published). Please be brief. Letters may be edited for length, clarity and to correct factual inaccuracies known to us. Send letters to [email protected].


Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Are you an earthling? Prove it with logic: *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

To Top