I believe that Democrats are missing an important point when they object to drilling for oil in the ANWR and along U.S. coastlines by saying that it will not significantly affect gas prices. It will significantly affect our future energy supply. I understand that we urgently need to develop renewable energy, but any knowledgeable engineer can tell you that it would take tens of thousands of wind turbines, or tens of millions of solar panels to replace the petroleum, natural gas and coal we currently use. Developing petroleum resources in our own country is a better short-term solution.

Brian T. Bawden

West Valley City