Letters to the Editor

Oil protesters are hypocrites

I wish someone would ask people who protest oil production in California how they get to work, school or the grocery store. Because if it’s in a car fueled by petroleum, they are protesting against their own best interest.

A fracking ban in California would reduce our supply of oil by more than one third. That means we either import more oil or we go without. The consequences of less oil would be extremely expensive. The price of gas would increase, and the price of transporting food would increase.

What would people on fixed incomes do? Or people who haven’t received a pay increase in years, despite the rising cost of housing?

Banning oil production in California would set us back into another economic recession.

Sheila Plourde, Nipomo