Journal Express, Knoxville, IA

May 19, 2011

We need pro-energy laws


Journal-Express

Knoxville —  

To the Editor:

Over the past 55 years drastic changes have occurred that greatly affect our lives.  In less than my lifetime the populations of the world and the United States have doubled, putting stress on our natural resources and our ability to supply energy with clean air and clean water for future generations.

Current energy is mostly provided by fossil fuels that foul the air and water.  These fuels need to be replaced with clean energy to limit pollution as China, India and other nations develop increased demand for energy.

We need laws that encourage research and development of energy so the U.S. can become a leader and producer in the energy field.  Germany and Japan are already ahead of the U.S. in this area.  The need for a national energy policy should transcend political lines.  Development of abundant and clean energy should be a goal for the United States and the world.  That means a major change in the fuels used ant the efficiency of appliances, cars and other users of energy.

 

Arlan Hackler

Knoxville