Anti-environmetalists lack vision | Letter
Editor, The Beacon:
The local anti-environmentalists again smugly refuse to give us any vision of a cleaner, more sustainable future.
No reference to the successes of renewables, or heaven forbid, the complex array of solar, geo- and wind that are successfully harnessed by those who are reluctant to use, waste and exploit.
No mention of pollution – or the successes of environmentalists in limiting it, or the growing efficiency and lowering cost of renewable energy.
Meanwhile, while Washington ranks fifth in crude oil refining, no thought of how we might use less oil, be less dependent on foreign oil, or less vulnerable to train wrecks and other spills.
If only Washington could use less motor gasoline on our over-crowded streets and highways. But oil buffs don’t care. There is only one way to go forward: more, more, more.
Boeing, Washington’s top producer of airplanes, is constantly searching for ways to achieve greater efficiency.
Oil transport by rail is dangerous. Necessary, but much in need of being made safer.
To be an Edmonds brown – or perhaps black – must mean to forge ahead with no regard to the future, or to a clean or quiet environment, or to go by SUV to the same Starbucks where those much-despised environmentally conscious folks park their fuel-efficient cars (or walk, or bike), and to pollute and exploit away [“Greening Edmonds starts with individuals,” The Beacon, Letters, page 5, July 24].
Let somebody else, some other day, deal with the clean up or the development of new energy sources. Après moi, le déluge!