I share Brian Moench's profound disappointment in Mitt Romney's energy policy, which disregards our pressing need to move away from carbon and embrace cleaner forms of energy ("Romney's atrocious energy plan," Opinion, Sept. 1). At a time when we desperately need bipartisan action on climate change, Romney has chosen to abandon the future.
As governor of Massachusetts, Romney acknowledged the reality of fossil-fueled climate, and on page 247 of his 2010 book No Apology: The Case for American Greatness, Romney wrote:
"The moment is long past due for us to recognize that we will inexorably run low on oil and that we must replace it with substitute fuels that make us more secure, free us from unfavorable foreign entanglements, make our economy stronger, and don't endanger the health of our planet. It's an enormous challenge yet it's the kind Americans have proven time and again that we can meet head-on."
If that Mitt Romney were on the ballot, President Barack Obama would be in for the fight of his life.
Devone R. Tucker