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Posted: Tuesday, July 1, 2008 10:03 pm | Updated: 11:02 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

We encourage readers to submit letters to the editor on issues of interest to East Valley residents. Submissions should be no longer than 300 words, factually accurate and original thoughts of the writer. Please be brief and include name, address, city and phone number for verification. Letters and call-in comments may be edited for clarity and length.

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We encourage readers to submit letters to the editor on issues of interest to East Valley residents. Submissions should be no longer than 300 words, factually accurate and original thoughts of the writer. Please be brief and include name, address, city and phone number for verification. Letters and call-in comments may be edited for clarity and length.

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OIL

Congress delays real solution

Despite all the caterwauling in Congress, America runs on gas today and at more then $4 a gallon, the economy is being strangled, make no mistake about it. The short term solution to our problem is to increase the supply of oil. The best way to do this is to tap oil sources and other energy forms such as coal that are under our control.

This must be done immediately while alternate forms of energy are researched in the longer run. We are being denied domestic sources of oil and coal by the environmentalist whackos and their willing accomplices in Congress.

The latest solution offered by the Democrats is to slap a punitive tax on oil producers known as “Big Oil.” Does anyone in their right mind believe that this will motivate them to increase production? All this does is increase taxes and raise the pump price without offering any solution to the problem. John McCain finally agrees that maybe the time has come to start domestic exploration but not in Alaska. That is one of the most God-forsaken places on earth without people or even roads. But maybe he is afraid of damaging the tourist trade.

Meanwhile, Congress dithers and blathers desperately trying to avoid making a decision that they may be held accountable for. Why are we paying these clowns obscene salaries except to address these types if problems? Once again, we find that the real problem is not with energy producers and suppliers but with government in Washington.

ROGER PAZUL

SUN LAKES

Drilling the best way to go

Regarding the June 20 letter from Sara Lipp, drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is only one step towards saving us. Maybe it will not. But not drilling spells sure death for the U.S. in the long run. We have a moral responsibility to save our civilization and our way of life will before any animals in the frozen north.

By the way, when is the last time Lipps was in AWNR to enjoy the Arctic refuge?

JOE ROGERS

QUEEN CREEK

CLIMATE CHANGE

Coal use protects oceans

Climate change is occurring (floods, drought, wind storms) because mankind is adding too much water vapor to the atmosphere. One very important reason is because the cloud cover and the sulfur dioxide-rich air layer that shielded the oceans from the solar rays in the past, have been wiped out by man’s activities.

Another very important mechanism by which water vapor is being added to the atmosphere is because the oceans are being heated by the water used to condense the exhaust steam generated when electricity is produced by the conventional power plants. There is a simple solution to this problem.

There should be an all out effort to generate 85 percent of our electrical energy from coal because nuclear and gas fired power plants require three times as much cooling water as coal-fired power plants to condense the exhaust steam.

Meanwhile, our vehicles will be fitted with devices to condense the water vapor in the exhaust gases of vehicles. These devices will be one of the most effective techniques for reducing climate change.

As soon as climate change becomes more severe and everyone understands that the greenhouse gases do not cause global warming, only then can steps be taken to restore the cloud cover and sulfur dioxide rich air layer in a fortnight.

MAURICE W. PUTMAN

LEGISLATIVE ELECTIONS

Look at candidate, not Web site errors

Luke Herlehy’s June 27 letter was right on one point; there were some grammatical errors in Frank Schmuck’s Web site. Some pages went “live” on the site before they were ready. But consider: recently I saw a typo in a large headline on the front page of the Tribune, but I still read the paper because of its valuable information.

I want to thank Herlehy for helping us fix our site and for pointing so many readers to our Web site, www.TeamSchmuck.com.

We encourage the public to return to the site to find that not only are the typos gone, but they can check out Frank’s extensive history of service in photos and articles. They can also examine the detailed graph Herlehy cites, the result of Frank Schmuck’s knocking on more than 15,000 doors in order to see firsthand what’s important to voters. No other candidate in District 20 has taken the time to do this.

While I apologize for the temporary typos, I also applaud Capt. Schmuck’s character and selfless service to the community, something far more important to consider in a candidate.

GENE GANSSLE

COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR,

CAMPAIGN OF FRANK SCHMUCK

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