There are alternatives to fossil fuel use
Editor’s note: The following letter is in response to an OpEd piece by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers that was published in the Dec. 15, 2013 issue of the Tri-City Herald
Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (Tri-City Herald, Dec. 15, p. C1) writes that to get jobs we need to promote economic certainty, champion bipartisan compromise, and reduce regulations.
The fossil fuel industry, and politicians who support it, say that without coal, oil, and natural gas, our economy will collapse.
But we know we can’t keep polluting our atmosphere with fossil fuels without causing a destabilized cli...