Comment from Blank, Dee

Dear Northwest Power and Conservation Council, Last winter, the snow piled up on tree branches far heavier than I have ever seen it in the 20 years I have owned and lived in this house. A lot of trees and branches came down. A huge boxelder branch fell on the electric line to my garage, and it cost me a couple of hundred dollars and many hours of work to get the damage repaired. I guess that was the first time all this freak weather we have been having hit me directly in the pocketbook. I am very concerned about climate change. I believe that the costs in cash and intangibles that more volatile weather will incur are far greater than the cost of mitigation measures. "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." Please do everything you can in the 6th Plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, including: Set strong targets for energy efficiency. Phase out power plants that burn coal. Set strong targets for renewable energy. Set a baseline price estimate for carbon. Set regional goals to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Sincerely, Dee Blank PO Box 953 Whitefish, MT