Letter to the Editor
Thank you for Ned Barnett’s excellent March 16 column about the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and the call to shift to renewables. We need to shift rapidly away from all fossil fuels to renewables which are safer, cheaper and create more jobs. This should be a no-brainer, but powerful economic forces are behind the ACP and other gas projects, notably Duke Energy and Dominion.
We have certainly suffered from more intense storms, heat waves and droughts in the past several years. Going forward we face sea-level rise that threatens the coast. There is only one rational way to address this. Treat it as the ongoing emergency that it is and insist on an immediate shift to 100% renewable energy.
Betsy Bickel, Durham
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