Letters to the Editor

Brunell, what's your plan?

I'm disappointed that the Auburn Reporter so often lets itself be used as the mouthpiece for the rich few – especially by Don Brunell and the Washington Business Association.

Recently it was "What's the plan as we shiver and sweat it out" (Dec. 20), railing against those of us who would rather see our region and nation (and world) produce energy in a way that doesn't reduce our ability to provide food, clean water and air.

Do you think anybody seriously wants our country to "eliminate almost 90 percent of its electricity?" Has any environmental group said that? Our energy billionaires would like to continue to manage things for their short-term profit. Wouldn't it be a lot smarter to build an energy industry that has a chance of surviving into the 22nd century?

Mr. Brunell tries the old "it will cost more to change how we do things" ploy. Yes, it will, but the cost of shifting to sustainable energy now is far lower than the cost of the disaster that will result from our present mismanagement.

Global climate change is here and now, despite what the super-rich want you to believe. What's your plan, Mr. Brunell? You neglected to mention that in your editorial. I suppose your plan is to "trust us with your money, and everything will be all right."

– Tim Drewes

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