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Letter: Green energy critical

  • Author: Frank Baker
    | Opinion
  • Updated: March 10
  • Published March 10

In my Feb. 21 op-ed “A day without oil is a nightmare,” I neglected to mention that I definitely support the transition from hydrocarbons to green energy. The March 4 ADN letter referencing my piece was respectful. But in the comments section that appears online, I was raked over the coals for being an “oily” hell bent on destroying the environment.

But even though I accept fault for the omission, the harsh online reaction was indicative of how tribal people are today in their opinions. For many, we live in a bipolar, “them” and “us” society. You’re either liberal or conservative, good or bad, “greenie”or an “oily,” with no room for moderate, reasoned thinking.

My only aim in the op-ed was to show that the transition away from fossil fuels will be more challenging than we think.

— Frank E. Baker

Eagle River

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