Andy Wirth Pens Op-Ed Regarding Clean Energy

It makes sense for someone like Andy Wirth to step up in support of the Clean Power Plan, which was voted on and supported by the Reno City Council. Wirth is, at his core, an outdoors-man who knows the importance of a healthy environment for both his business and his day to day life. As the CEO of Squaw Valley Ski, Wirth has seen the Reno area boom in the past five years thanks to his work bringing tourism into the region. The Clean Power Plan was always going to draw some conflicting reports, but Wirth took time to write in to theĀ Reno Journal-Gazette to clear the air with his support.

Wirth didn’t waste any time in showing his unflinching support of the Clean Power Plan. He rightfully pointed out that a clean environment was needed and necessary for the Reno City area. In order to back up this assertion Wirth pointed out the environmental issues that are becoming all too common for those living in the area. He pointed to the low quality of the air that residents breathe, the wildfires that have swept over the region, and the way that the coal burning plants have made massive additions to their already large carbon footprint. Wirth said that “the time was now” and that their city, their region, could be forward thinking by continuing to support the CPP.

Wirth knows that in order for there to be long term success with clean energy that the public at large needs to be on board. Wirth pleaded with the readers of the Reno Gazette Journal and implored them to push their support onto every level of the government, from local legislators all the way to Congress. With support from the county residents there can only be long term success.

Andy Wirth knows how treating nature can cause you to be treated well. As the owner of a world class ski resort Wirth has his value tied into the quality of the environment. With huge companies like Microsoft