To the editor:
Awaken, people. Your local, state and federal politicians have failed you. We can't count on presidential candidates or political parties to move us forward. It's time for us, the people, to take action. Enough of "environmental" groups who have vilified nuclear power and demonized coal, but have not put their money where their mouth is. Enough of those who love alternative energy projects, but just not here.
The days of cheap energy are over. Biofuels, ethanol, electric vehicles and other options are less cost-effective than petroleum-based fuels. Wind and solar energy projects are very expensive and require a huge investment of money, time and land to come on line.
Right now, there is a plan to change the way we create and use energy in this country. It may not be perfect, but it is a realistic plan that is moving forward. Already, the naysayers are lining up to put roadblocks in front of the plan. But we, as ordinary citizens, can have a strong voice. Learn more about the plans of T. Boone Pickens. If you agree that Kansas can be an integral part of this change, then contact your federal and state representative and ask what they are going to do reduce our dependence on foreign energy sources.
We can be the force moving this country away from the energy policies of the past. Kansas has the resources to become a leader in changing the face of energy production in this country. We need to be a part of that change.