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Seattle Times letters to the editor

Category: Oil
January 28, 2015 at 5:23 PM

Arctic National Wildlife Reserve: Alaskans are addicted to oil

Listening to the outrage of Alaskans over interference with what they think are their resources and protecting the Arctic National Wildlife Reserve reminds me of people so hooked on cigarettes that they smoke through the hole in their throats after their cancerous larynx has been removed. They just can’t get enough of that gas and…


Comments | More in Oil | Topics: Alaska, Arctic National Wildlife Reserve, John Ariel Murphy

December 21, 2014 at 8:52 AM

Sinking oil prices: Oil prices don’t reflect its true cost

Low oil prices aren’t really so great for consumers or the economy when the full cost is taken into account [“Why oil prices are plunging, what it means for you,” Nation & World, Dec. 16]. Major insurers, the Pentagon, most major employers and even some oil companies agree that there will be immense…


Comments | More in Oil | Topics: carbon tax, climate change, Davis Oldham

February 20, 2014 at 6:55 PM

Questions linger from Tesoro refinery explosion

I appreciate and respect the opinions of the Tesoro executives as stated in their letter [“Tesoro explosion: Perspectives of outside stakeholders is valuable,” Northwest Voices, Feb. 10]. My boy, Lew C. Janz, was killed in that explosion. So I feel that I have the right to ask a few questions. First: Why was the area…


Comments | More in Oil | Topics: Anacortes, Hershel Janz, Lew C. Janz

February 10, 2014 at 1:31 PM

Tesoro explosion: Perspectives of outside stakeholders is valuable

In its editorial, The Times suggests that a recent draft report issued by the Chemical Safety Board (CSB) in Washington, D.C., demonstrates that attitudes and working conditions at Tesoro’s Anacortes refinery contributed to the tragic loss of seven of our colleagues in April 2010 [“Tesoro refinery tragedy all too familiar,” Opinion, Feb. 3]. Tesoro strongly…


Comments | More in Oil | Topics: Anacortes, Brian Coffman, Danial S. Cameron