In Other Words: How many lives must be sacrificed for fuel?When gas prices rise again this summer, will you be surprised? As much as we take for granted our access to supplies of petroleum, we’ve always known fossil fuels were limited and a source of dangerous air pollution.
We saw it in 1973 with the first Arab oil embargo and again in 1979 with the second oil embargo. Our most respected military leaders tell us our dependence on coal and oil weakens our security and causes climate change that will lead to more military conflicts in the future.
By: Richard Hegdahl, Submitted columnist