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Northwest Voices

Seattle Times letters to the editor

Category: Carbon emissions
August 23, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Energy reform: Dirty coal about to go, cleaner energy on horizon

Energy council should stave off dirty coal Coal in the Northwest is on its way out. Most of the Northwest’s new energy needs — 85 percent — can be met simply with energy conservation, according to a new report released Aug. 11 by the Northwest Power and Conservation Council (NPCC). This is very encouraging because the NPCC…

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May 27, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Regulating emissions

Cheerleading orders based on faulty science The Times, once again, cheerleads rather than analyzes the executive orders issued by Gov. Chris Gregoire regulating emissions based on faulty science [“Real momentum on climate change,” editorial, Opinion, May 25]. Just because the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Congress agree doesn’t make it right. Gregoire knows she has no support…

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May 22, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Vehicle standards overhaul

New rules create more problems OK, so all of the hoopla about the new “cafe” mileage and emission standards is fun for some people, but who actually thought this through? [“New rules to shrink cars, drive prices up,” page one, May 2.] Let’s say you’re a private contractor (one of the few surviving), for example. You need…

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April 18, 2009 at 6:00 AM

Transition to clean energy

Capping carbon pollution will end dependence on dirty fuel Most Americans support a cap on carbon pollution, but you wouldn’t know it by reading the news. Powerful interests who want to keep America addicted to fossil fuel are regularly making gross misstatements, and the media are playing right along. In one case, opponents of clean energy misquoted…

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April 16, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Washington coal plant

Cheap power costs the environment Coal, no matter how you slice it or dice it, is environmentally a four-letter word. It can provide cheap power if you don’t count the cost to the environment. When you do, it becomes probably the most expensive method of generating electricity. In order to avoid the worst effects of climate change,…

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April 14, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Man cited for wood-burning

<img src=”http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/ABPub/2009/04/14/2009050972.jpg” width=”345″ class=”pic” /> Mark Harrison / The Seattle Times Donald Harmon, with his dog Daffodil, was fined $1000 for using a wood stove during a burn ban. Penalties help those with respiratory problems Editor, The Times: I have little sympathy for the gentleman featured in the article [“Burn ban lands retiree in hot water,” page one, April 13] who received…

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April 13, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Centralia coal plant

Pollution knows no boundaries I think it is a mistake to condemn the state government for cutting a deal that keeps the last coal-fired power plant in Washington in operation [“State’s secret deal sparks outcry,” NW Tuesday, April 7]. Pollution knows no state boundaries. As much as half or more of the electricity provided to Puget Sound…

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April 9, 2009 at 5:00 PM

Gregoire’s climate column and coal deal

Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times Centralia’s coal-fired power plant will continue to operated under a tentative pact beween the state and a Canadian company. Deal is an embarrassment Editor, The Times: It was the height of irony that the same issue of The Times that contained Gov. Chris Gregoire’s opinion piece, “Positioning Washington for climate leadership,” [April 7]…

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March 31, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Gregoire’s climate bill

Help Washington become a leader in green technologies Gov. Christine Gregoire proposed a strong bill to combat global warming [“Gregoire pleads for teeth in a climate bill,” NW Wednesday, March 18]. Unfortunately, the oil and gas lobbies are trying to get the Legislature to water it down. Passing the governor’s bill is important for both our environment and…

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March 30, 2009 at 4:00 PM

India’s ultracheap Nano

Check the facts I am surprised by the comments made in this letter [“Ultracheap car: the poor exploited,” Northwest Voices, March 27]. Perhaps the writer could have checked the facts. The Nano gives 56 miles to the gallon. How much does the writer’s car gives per gallon. Did he check the pollution of U.S. cities when he talks…

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