More Fossil Fuels

To the Editor:
    The tar sands of Canada and the pipeline proposed to carry them to refineries in Texas are being touted as a continuing source of “cheap” energy equal to that of the oil fields of Saudi Arabia.  This unabashed proposal to prolong our use and dependence upon fossil fuels flies directly in the face of the fact that the burning of coal, oil, and natural gas and the resulting release of long-dormant CO2, water, and energy is the driving force behind climate change and severe weather patterns and events.  Despite record industry profits and the likelihood that not all this oil is destined for domestic use, this project will nonetheless receive federal (taxpayer) subsidies and, once again, the pursuit of the God Almighty Dollar will trump the well-being of the world.

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