Trees, oil supply tools for life |

Trees, oil supply tools for life

The Jan. 16 film festival article in The Union quotes Ms. Retzler saying, “As a culture, keep the oil in the ground and quit cutting down the trees.”

I, for one, do not want to be the first one to give up toilet paper, wooden furniture, hardwood floors, newspapers, cereal boxes, picture frames, books, etc. Concerning petroleum products, I want to have plastics for water storage, protecting food, counter appliances, clothing, ice chests, electronics, fertilizers, phones, lubricants, glasses and millions of other products.

If wood and petroleum products are gone, that leaves us rocks and sticks. Oops! Sticks come from trees. Can’t do that. Develop viable alternatives and then we can adjust some of these other things if it’s practical.

Don Bohnet

Grass Valley

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