Alternative fuel methods
By Christopher Lemerond
February 23, 2008
I agree with Mr.Moon that we we need alternative methods for
energy production. Biodiesel, Hydroelectric, and biomass are
all good alternatives. These and other methods are the only hope
for our future as humanity. The automobile companies buy off
and eliminate any threat to their great empire. How long will
their influence last? Will there be a day when the people stand
together against pollution, rising cost of fuel, and the crippling
effect they have on our wallets, and way of life? Many people
struggle and worry about how they are going to pay their bills,
heat their homes, and get to work this week -- just to turn around
and give their hard earned dollars right back.
I work for the Marine Highway and the fuel cost alone keeps us
out of work due to the limited number of riders. If there were
other fuels at a lower cost to use it would keep more boats in
the water, employees working year round, also ticket fare could
be decreased and more travelers would get around.
The price of fuel to heat homes
is outrageous. People are stealing not for money, I think mainly
so they do not freeze. Many would say they are selling the fuel
but I don't see anyone standing on the corner offloading jugs
of fuel at a discount rate.
$1,200.00 a month between home, car, and generator. Many people
are suffering and what does the future hold for many Alaskans
at the rate we are going? Would the local companies be willing
to go out on a ledge to demand change or stand back and suffer
or complain about it?
Why do we Alaskans pay the
shipping fee of our own fuel? We get some back with a dividend
but the extra dollars we as taxpayers spend all year makes one
question if we really are being reimbursed, or getting the skimmings
off the bottom of the much larger money pool that we help fill.
I would also like Chuck Moon be willing to start and stand on
a committee to help make a change. This letter is only the beginning,
we as Alaskans have to stand and be heard.
About: "I work for the
Alaska Marine Hwy. Firefighter/EMT"
Received February 20, 2008
- Published February 23, 2008
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