Wednesday letters: Clean energy urgently needed

September 25, 2013 

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I hope President Obama will not approve the Keystone XL pipeline. Tar sands oil is the dirtiest of the dirty.

A couple of recent letter writers seem to be in complete denial about the realities of climate change. It may be true, as Jeffrey Nelson stated (“Obama’s green policy destroying economy,” Sept. 11), that solar and wind power comprise only about 2 percent of U. S. energy production, but they could and should provide much more. Further, there are other clean alternatives. Some experiments will fail (Solyndra), but that doesn’t mean we should stop trying. In his Sept. 12 letter, “President Obama is in over his head,” K.J. Dolney actually said climate change is nonexistent.

Some people seem determined to squeeze the very last drop of oil from the earth no matter what we have to do to get it. We should be working to discontinue the use of fossil fuels as soon as possible. A transition to clean energy is possible and urgently needed. It will save our planet and help the economy.

Lynn Waters


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