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The faster we use nonrenewable energy, the sooner we’ll use it up

Why is it so hard for John E. Sununu and the drain-America-first crowd to understand that the faster we use petroleum, natural gas, or any other nonrenewable resource, the sooner we’ll use it up (“Best energy policy? None,” Op-ed, Dec. 10)? The scarcer these resources become, the more they cost.

Fracking, even ignoring its environmental effects — which those who like water for drinking and irrigation might not want to do — is only economically possible today because the price of petroleum is so high.

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