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Too many people, too little oil

This is in response to letter writer Joe Rysavy who thinks he has the answer to our energy problems by expanding domestic oil production including the ANWR.

We already did this once in Alaska, remember? It is called the Alaska Pipeline, which was supposed to reduce our dependence on foreign oil. Did it? No! Why not?

Human population growth. Since construction of the pipeline began in the late ‘70s, the number of energy-guzzling humans in this country has increased by 28 percent. No wonder we need more energy!

Our world has a too-many-people problem, and as long as it remains unaddressed as a major contributor of our world’s difficulties, then our search for solutions will be as fruitless as throwing stars into the abyss of a black hole.

John McCormick

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Rochester

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