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‘Green New Deal’ impractical

Part of the ‘Green New Deal’ is the abolishment of fossil fuels. Getting past the obvious need for oil and gas for energy, transportation and indoor climate control, I want you to take a look around … how much of your life is made up of plastics? Your phone, car, packaging, clothing, toys, sporting goods, medical devices and countless other products.

At this time, there is no economical substitute for plastics.

Where does it come from? It is a by-product of oil and natural gas refining. Eliminate oil and gas, and you eliminate plastics.

Good luck with that.

While we’re at it, if all the tens of millions of cars, trucks, trains and airplanes are suddenly converted to electric motors, where will all that electricity come from? Windmills and solar panels?

AOC and Democratic candidates … has any of this ever crossed your minds? If not, put your lifestyles where your mouths are, and stop using everything you deem evil … or do you just want everyone else to stop using them so you can?

Do us a favor and come up with ideas and initiatives that are at least remotely feasible, and that you’ve put a little thought into.

R. H. Simpson



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