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I am a member of the Osage Group (Sierra Club) executive committee. In that role, I’d submitted a motion that would ask the Climate and Environment Commission of the Columbia City Council to investigate several matters. The motion had passed unanimously.

I enjoy reading the works of our local columnists in the Missourian. If I agree, I smile and move on. If I disagree, I usually smile and move on. But I respectfully disagree with Steve Spellman’s column from Sept. 15. I believe the actions being taken by President Biden are neither authorita…


Net-zero has become the holy grail of climate action. It is a way of describing the goal of eliminating the amount of greenhouse gases that are added to the atmosphere.

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