- The Enterprise
- The Recorder
As I watched the evening news recently, there was yet another news segment about a solar energy company filing for reorganization. According to the report, this latest filing, when added to the rest of the Obama administration’s failed loans since 2009 to this type of firm, now has gone higher than $6 billion.
This news breaks on the same night of the start of the sequestration. According to which report you hear, this will result in somewhere between $45 billion and $80 billion in spending cuts for the rest of the fiscal year.
Does anyone else begin to see the correlation between the money wasted by this administration on programs such as solar energy panels and the financial problems we face? Has anyone else seen the new solar energy field that Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative has created in Hughesville to comply with Maryland’s alternative energy requirements? Isn’t it beautiful?
How much longer will the people of this country allow their money to be wasted when known sources of coal, natural gas and oil, all available in the United States, are being blocked from future development by Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency? The quantities of these supplies continue to multiply as more new techniques, environmentally safe, are used.
I have no problem with alternative sources of energy being researched and developed by funding of both the federal government and private industry. But until they are financially viable, why force the American people to use them and pay a premium?
When will common sense by the American people begin to force this administration and the EPA to act in our best interest? Energy costs are eating into everyone’s budget each month, while pay raises are few and far between.
Peter B. Traggorth Sr., La Plata