Joe St. Martin Mystic
The Apr. 22 letter, "These 'green' policies major failure for U.S." is mistaken on several counts.
First, oil production in this country is now at the highest level since 2002, according to the Energy Information Agency, and oil exploration, as measured by the number of active oil rigs, is double what it was in the 1990s and 2000s, according to WTRG Economics.
Therefore, it's inaccurate to claim that Obama "stubbornly refuses to develop any of our own fossil fuels," as the writer claims.
The writer then goes on to state: "We buy from the Middle East, they don't like us very much. The Middle Eastern countries like Iran, use our money to attack us." He then denigrates the development of green energy.
Green energy is the best way to get us away from the need to import oil from the Middle East. In reality, even if every bit of the oil that is available in the U.S. were developed, there would still not be enough to meet our needs unless we cut back on our use.
Green energy will reduce our dependence on imported oil and provide a bridge to the future day when oil is no longer available at a sustainable price.