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We can have oil refineries or a livable future, but not both

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To The Daily Sun,

Grant Bosse, of the New Hampshire Energy Forum, praised the Portland-Montreal Pipeline, in the July 25, 2013 issue of The Citizen of Laconia. He used the words "awards for worker safety", "commercially viable", "market boom", "rapid growth", and "fuel the American economy", but referred to environmentalists' concerns as "pipeline paranoia from radical groups".
Environmentalists range from "radical" groups to "severe conservatives", and include the scientists who agree that we should change our ways before it's too late. These are referred to as the 95 percent majority. They have been united against all phases of the Keystone XL Pipeline, which is supported by 67 percent of the American public, according to The Week magazine, and answers the question, "How dumb can we get?".
We can have oil refineries, coal plants, fracking operations, and nuclear plants, or we can have a livable future, but we can't have both. I can't visualize a positive outcome to Business as Usual.

Dick Devens
Center Sandwich