Coloring power green
EDITOR: Let me get this straight. Sonoma Clean Power can claim it is greener than PG&E by buying credits that say it is green (“Clean Power touts its green credentials,” Friday). By that logic, it could buy additional credits and be completely green.
In reality, the only thing that has changed is that you will pay more to buy these credits. Nothing has changed in the amount of carbon dioxide produced.
By that logic, PG&E could buy credits and be greener than Sonoma Clean Power. Again, nothing would change except that PG&E's rates would go up also. How dumb does Sonoma Clean Power think the public is?
EDITOR: Many years ago, anti-government radicals took to the streets to protest. The conservative response was, “America, love it or leave it.” Last weekend in Washington, anti-government tea party radicals took to the streets in protest. The response should and will be the same — America, love it or leave it.
Then and now
EDITOR: Dave Kilmer (“Prophecy fulfilled,” Extra Letters, Oct. 10) wrote to remind us how in 2006, Sen. Barack Obama said raising the debt limit was a sign of reckless fiscal policy and leadership failure. What he doesn't want us to remember is that when Obama said this, we were in the midst of two credit-card wars that George W. Bush refused to pay for in a healthy economy — as opposed to now when President Obama is trying to revive an economy that Kilmer's anti-regulation heroes wrecked in the first place.
EDITOR: October marks Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
As we pause to reflect on the toll this crime takes on our community, we realize that one in four women will be a victim. At a recent luncheon in Santa Rosa, California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye reflected about the time she worked as a trial judge. She said a majority of domestic violence cases fell apart before they got into court. Sadly, that statistic hasn't changed as much as we'd like, despite the dedication of people in organizations such as the YWCA, law enforcement agencies and my office.