Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Transitioning from Fossil Fuels Is the Only Path

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Transitioning from Fossil Fuels Is the Only Path

Article excerpt

There's an argument popular among fossil-fuel apologists that essentially says, "If you're against fracking, then you should stop heating your house or driving your car." In clinging to this specious argument, they've fallen victim to a false premise.

If we choose to forgo fossil fuels, we don't have to stop heating and lighting our homes or driving automobiles. We don't have to choose between energy and community safety and health.

We have the means right now to power our cars and heat our homes and turn on the lights, without destroying our communities and the rest of the planet - and that's what the Clean Energy Revolution (CleanEnergyMarch.org) is all about. It's not about making the switch in the next week or the next month (that would be silly), but about consciously working toward the quickest possible transition away from fossil fuels. …

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