Letters: Feb. 19, 2001

THE NEW ENERGY CRUNCH

It is frightening to know that the U.S., a nation of world stature and technical knowledge, is suffering serious power shortages [BUSINESS, Jan. 29]. California looks like a Third World nation when it comes to power generation and management. I am a moderate environmentalist, but I fear that extreme activists opposing additional power plants are putting their personal ambitions and beliefs above the needs of the people. We must fight pollution, but we can't ignore the growing need for electric power. WILLIAM DIXON San Jose, Calif.

Contrary to your report, blueprints for generators do not keep gathering...

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