Greening Edmonds starts with individuals | Letter
Editor, The Beacon:
The local ecos again cite a spectacle (threatening effects of global warming) and objectives (renewables).
No reference to the pause in warming, no mention of all "costs" of renewables, and heaven forbid, no fully considering the issue of solar and wind dependability.
Meanwhile, Washington state ranks fifth in the nation in crude oil refining capacity as of Jan. 2014.
Motor gasoline, which is produced at all five of the state's refineries, accounts for almost half of Washington's consumption.
Washington state is among the top 10 states in the nation in the consumption of jet fuel, for commercial and military use - U.S. Energy Information Association, 2014 Profile Analysis for Washington state.
So, the transport of oil by rail is going to stop? It’s a "no go?"
To be an Edmonds green, must mean to "move beyond" by SUV to the Red Twig, Walnut Street or Starbucks coffee ["Trench OK, but Bakken Oil is a no go," The Beacon, Letters, page 4, July 17].
Let somebody else, some other day, deal with the realities.