They call it the “opinion” page because the content doesn’t have to be true.
Mr. Whiting’s July 12 column was pure opinion devoid of fact. The fact is the ill-conceived, over-budget, ecosystem-destroying Castle Creek Energy Center would have provided enough electricity for a few Christmas decorations, nowhere near the amount required to power the core, as Whiting claims.
Energy security could be increased by running additional power lines into town over Ajax and Red Mountain. Or by constructing a nuclear reactor in Rio Grande Park. But our location and our reluctance to disturb the ecosystems put us at risk of power outages. Period.