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Letter to the Editor
Sunday, July 14, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
 

Three stories in the July 7 Tribune-Review (and TribLIVE.com) showcase the sometimes dangerous effects of the environmental agenda.

First, there is the report of the train derailment in Quebec (“Train hauling crude oil derails in Quebec town”), which highlights the hazards of shipping crude oil via rail. This obviously is also a hazard when using trucks, and both are being advocated by the Obama administration's ridiculous and illogical opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline.

Then there is The Associated Press story in the Business section where the “reporter” advocates “making the switch to the cheaper and cleaner fuel” (“Ethanol debate heats up”). A quick Internet search reveals how ethanol lowers fuel efficiency, raises food costs here and abroad and has an enormous negative environmental impact related to its production and use.

Also in the Business section, there's a story about anti-fracking activists who seem to be thrilled to have a “cause” and just don't like the looks of the equipment and machinery required at natural gas drilling sites (“Activists make anti-fracking cause a mission”).

The Obama administration continues its quest to bring transformational change to our nation through enormous economic damage under its environmental agenda and policies. When energy prices “necessarily skyrocket,” as then-presidential-candidate Obama promised, and we are not able to drive our cars or heat our homes and eat, it will be too late, and there will be no satisfaction in telling the Democrats that we tried to warn them.

Paul Sinsigalli

Sewickley

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