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Letters: Fossil fuel facts?

Fossil fuel facts?

Editor:

The fossil fuel column by Peter Roff on Tuesday, Nov. 27, reeled off lots of nonsense about energy independence and infrastructure. It’s been 20 years since the Wall Street Journal peddled such baloney on their editorial page.

Left out of Mr. Roff’s screed was any mention of the just-released national climate assessment, which explained the imperative to reduce our carbon emissions.

Real energy independence and energy sector jobs will come from investing in alternatives to tar sands and natural gas pipelines.

It’s past time to stop spewing greenhouse gases. Apologists for burning fossil fuels brag that the U.S.’s current rate of increase is slowing. In fact, we have to stop the increase altogether, and start decreasing.

Arizona can translate solar bounty into 100 percent of our energy needs, surpassing the resource percentages mandated in our neighboring states. Nevermind the complicated boondoggle of California’s mix. Electric rates in New Mexico, Utah, Colorado and Nevada are lower than APS’s. Go figure.

Haryaksha Gregor Knauer

Chino Valley