[Editor’s note: This letter is in response to the opinion article, “Biden starts tenure with job-destroying energy moves,” by U.S. Sen Roy Blunt, R-Missouri.
Regarding Sen. Roy Blunt’s "opinion" article of Feb. 12, leave it to him to say how important it is to keep burning and using fossil fuels, particularly coal, when the whole world is waking up to the fact that we are heading for a climate crisis and must continue transitioning to clean energy like wind and solar.
If not for ourselves and our current generation, surely he would have the vision and wisdom to look 25-50 years ahead and consider the environment our grandkids, etc., will be coping with.
Climate change and global warming used to be controversial subjects, but now science, melting ice (raising ocean levels), weather extremes, etc., have proven we must quit burning fossil fuels and generating greenhouse gasses.
Again, the whole world is starting to realize and respond to this situation. But not Sen. Blunt.
By the way, according to the Yale School of the Environment, Sen. Blunt has received $1.5 million from coal, oil and gas companies. Is it possible this might have influenced his opinion on this subject?
–Charlie O’Reilly, of Nixa
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