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Ex-energy industry exec doesn't care about protecting Earth's air, water and wetlands

The basic problem with Charles Campbell's commentary on energy policy is that drilling for oil and gas, which he strongly advocates, creates toxic substances that continue to poison the planet ("U.S. energy policy: Slow national suicide," Nov. 21).

Mr. Campbell makes no mention of Germany and other countries which are decades ahead of us in terms of solar energy and conservation. He also makes no mention of the environmental and social costs of cheap oil, or of the vast amounts of energy wasted in gas-guzzling cars and trucks because we lack decent mass transit systems.

Mr. Campbell has no answers for how to protect our air, water and land from oil pollution because he doesn't care about them. He apparently does not care about our children either, or the other living beings inhabiting Earth, most of which are incompatible with exposure to oil and nuclear radiation.

Mr. Campbell is entitled to believe the world is his personal petroleum litter box, into which he can dump his waste with impunity. The question for saner minds is how to stop the policies he advocates.

Laurie Taylor-Mitchell, Towson

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