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Letter to the Editor
Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 9:01 p.m.
 

News coverage about electric bills that tripled has not asked what caused the spot price to rise so dramatically. Most stories assume a lack of price regulation.

Cold weather increasing demand and a shortage of supply caused the price to rise. Our supply of electricity is diminishing because our federal regulators are shutting down coal-fired generators — not because they are dirty, but because they make too much carbon dioxide.

High energy prices are a result of insane regulations that limit supply, not of regulators being unable to regulate the price.

Carbon dioxide is a trace gas essential for the circle of life on Earth. Mother Nature makes 95 percent of greenhouse gas, mostly by ocean vapor.

Current CO2 at 400 parts per million could climb to 500 ppm and we would increase plant yield and lower water demands naturally. More CO2 means higher plant yield with less water.

The Chinese know this and have no intentions of limiting plant food. Why should we?

Imagine a world where man-made plant food was no longer considered pollution and climate change was a function of solar cycles and not politics. Limiting man-made CO2 is a spectacular hoax that limits life, liberty and our power choices.

EPA rules limiting CO2 are federal tyranny and will lead to power shortages and much higher prices for everything. When our highly educated liberal friends accept that they have been had on CO2 and the circle of life, they may ask what else they were lied to about.

Daniel Fritch

Evans City

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