Northwest NEWS

December 28, 1998

Editorial

Proposed oil pipeline letters response

   I read with interest the two letters to the editor concerning the proposed oil pipeline through the state of Washington. These people who are so concerned about the damage this pipeline can do to the environment need to lift up their consciousness.

   Are they aware that the world's oil reserves will be used up by the middle of the 21st century? Are they aware that there is very little being done to find alternate sources of energy? And even those efforts are being blocked by, guess who? Yep, the big oil companies.

   What this means is that unless something is done right now, by us, our children will face catastrophe. We are running out of time, and so are they.

   Anyone interested in learning more about this can read Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight by Thom Hartmann.

   I suggest that everyone of us take responsibility for doing everything we can to reverse the coming crisis and to refuse to put our heads in the sand any longer.

Regina Carpenter, Woodinville