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posted: 8/2/2014 1:01 AM

Environment radicals put nation at risk

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I recently had an opportunity to read the editorial of Richard Cohen dated July 2. With all due respect to Mr. Cohen and as a lawyer with many years of trial experience, I must make the following comments:

The issue with climate change is not related to human beings. It has occurred since the earth was created. there have been years of heat and years of ice ages, since the earth was created.

If I were an attorney cross examining Mr. Cohen, I would ask him, "Have there been periods of heat and ice ages before the invention of the internal combustion engine? Yes or no? Any answer other than that will be stricken as nonresponsive."

As we have all recently experienced with the horrific storms, the promotion of electrical vehicles would place human life in jeopardy. The electrical power outages caused by the recent storms would prevent emergency vehicles and lifesaving devices from operating.

We do not need to place the citizens of this nation at risk because of environmental radicals.

Whether this would be due to Mother Nature or terrorism, nevertheless, we need to have the flexibility to have gas powered energy.

I have no objection to creating better filtering of the coal or oil-producing facilities, but to eliminate them entirely would make our nation a weakling and expose our citizens to grave economic and personal injury.

Steven R. Heuberger

Libertyville

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