Former Vice President Al Gore recently announced his challenge to make America’s electricity grid 100 percent renewable in 10 years. His vision to reduce our dependence on oil makes both economic and environmental sense. Increasing production of clean, renewable energy will create jobs , save Americans money, and protect our natural resources.
Vice President Gore also criticized the deeply flawed logic of increasing offshore drilling to reduce gasoline prices. Drilling offshore will not affect gas prices, yet President Bush, Sen. McCain and their allies in Congress continue to promote these failed policies of the past.
The Energy Information Administration reported that drilling has increased 75 percent since Bush took office, but gas prices have shot up more than 250 percent during that same time. This pattern will not change. The bottom line is that drilling only benefits big oil, Bush and their allies in Congress, not the American people.
While the costs of limited resources rise as they are consumed, demand for renewable energy creates a competitive industry that drives prices down. The answers to our energy problems are also the solutions to our failing economy. If Americans are prepared to demand change from their leaders, they will see results. We need to embrace American ingenuity and innovative technologies that will create jobs, drive the economy and break our addiction to oil once and for all.
I was so excited when I saw that there would be another lottery with 20 homes in the Garfield County Affordable Housing Program.
So we have a home for $230,000, and the most a single person can make is $37, 250 in order to qualify. I have been making about that amount (at my main job) for the last year, and had to get a second job just to afford rent, food, a car payment and living expenses, and have barely made it with the second job. How is someone supposed to have a mortgage that size and live on $37K per year in this valley?
And I’m doubtful someone with that kind of income can even qualify for a mortgage of that amount. Just my two cents.
I guess we don’t live in Mayberry anymore. Some low-life walked into my closed garage and stole my mountain bike, and I believe it was done in broad daylight.
What is happening to our wonderful town? We need to group together and take it back from all the criminals that seem to be showing up here.
If anyone out there knows anything about this theft, or happens to see someone sporting around on a really nice light purple Santa Cruz mountain bike, call me or the Glenwood Springs Police Department. I am offering a $500 cash reward for information that leads to the arrest of the thief and the return of the bike. Someone out there knows who did this, and I am sure could use an extra $500.
You can reach me at 945-2961, or call the Glenwood Springs Police Department at 384-6500.
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