I am assuming David Ignatius, Art. On View Point page of The Courier, Jan. 23, 2014, has stock in the fossil fuel industry. The way he glorifies the remarkable new shale oil and gas discovers. While we are at it, why don’t we frack this whole country in the name of prosperity for the 1% that owns more than 50%. Yes, trash this country and all other countries because we have no choice but to use fossil fuel till its gone. Hey, if we send our future generations down the polluted river with plastic and fossil oil, sorry about their luck. At least the 1% did it their way. Making hemp illegal has to be the stupidest thing we ever allowed to happen, with using corn to make fuel coming in a close second. It takes a gal of oil to make a gal of ethanol. When you use natural gas as a motor vehicle fuel, that vehicle puts out 20 times more green house gases. As soon as the www.thetopcatplan.com gets its funding, the first two things I will do, is build a hemp composite water tower on the High School property to catch all rain water and sending none to the river. Then I will convert all school property vehicles including buses to run on self-made by the power of the wind and sun hydrogen. Any questions? Terry Cook
In response to James H Miller’s Dec 22 letter responding to my Dec 21 letter. Please read the most fact documented book entitled, Internal Combustion by Edwin Black, The Hydrogen Economy, and Scientific American magazine. If you believe diesel fuel and gasoline are marvelous fuels you need to get your head out of the sand. Hydrogen has 1.8 to 2.8 times more power to the punch. If you have 5 gallons of gasoline and it’s container, you would have at least 35 pounds of weight and a federally approved container of hydrogen that has enough fuel to send that car the same distance, the weight of that hydrogen and container would amount to the same weight as a feather pillow.
If you wish to use a truly marvelous fuel that puts out no cancer causing pollution that needs not to be cooled or pressurized, hemp and switch-grass fuel is the answer. Both put out oxygen in the growing process and are very dirt friendly.
Wind and solar power technology are constantly improving in inefficiency and cost. It appears Toledo and Findlay possess similar amounts of stupidity in regards to what fuel is green. The City of Toledo proclaiming they have bought buses that are running on green fuel. Guess what? There is nothing clean about natural gas being used as a motor vehicle fuel. Any car, bus, or truck using natural gas will experience a 5 to 10 percent reduction of horsepower and will create more carbon monoxide and green house gases than gasoline or dirty rotten diesel fuel.
I would like to publicly debate with Mr. Miller and anybody else that believes the facts I have stated in my last 13 letters are to good to be true.
The last of James Miller’s statements are completely moot. Any motor vehicle or train using hydrogen puts out no pollution. Any one coming to a gun fight with me best have more than 2 or 3 bullets in your chamber. Terry Cook