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Read online @ B A K K E N O I L B I Z . C O M / d i g i t a l - j o u r n a l 49 ➤ continued, pg 51 EPA FRIENDLY GAS DRYING SOLUTIONS Looking for a cost effective way to dry your natural gas stream? At DRY ROCK, we have the solution to eliminating out dated GLYCOL UNITS with our NATURAL GAS DEHYDRATION SYSTEMS. We manufacture and service what we sell. 979-553-3050 FULL LINE OF CONTROL VALVES - PARTS & SERVICE > Eliminates emissions of hazardous air pollutants and volatile organic compounds. > Does not require a permit. > Most competitive pricing on desiccants. > Financing available on most units. 23111 F.M. 1462 Damon, Texas 77430 more importantly to boycott fossil fuel companies' product. A central component of the divestment claim is that renewables, particularly solar and wind, are more than adequate replacements for fossil fuels. Al Gore writes, "Renewable technologies are al- ready economically competitive with fos- sil fuels in a number of countries without subsidies." If this was the case, it would accelerate the transition much faster to boycott fossil fuels and live almost en- tirely off solar and wind, leading by ex- ample. When student groups wanted to change Nike's behavior in its Asian factories, they didn't focus on telling people to sell their Nike stock—they stopped buying Nikes. When the Civil Rights Movement in Montgomery Alabama wanted to end the racist policy of forcing black Ameri- cans to sit on the back of the bus, they stopped using the bus. If solar and wind are indeed competitive with fossil fuels, why not just start living virtually fossil- free lives? This is a question I have asked everyone in the divestment movement I meet, from leader Bill McKibben to protesters at the recent People's Climate March. Their answer is that somehow "individ- ual action doesn't work"—and so they are morally safe in wearing petroleum- based clothing, flying to international conferences using oil-based jet fuel, and living almost entirely within our 87% fossil-fuel-powered civilization. In truth, their actions are more moral than their words. What everyone who re- fuses to boycott fossil fuels is acknowl- edging is that the relative benefits of fos- sil fuel use compared to solar and wind are incomparably greater than they ad- mit—and the risk of truly catastrophic climate change is incomparably smaller. Why do we use fossil fuels instead of so- lar and wind? Because one industry is Alex Epstein holds a sign at the People's Climate March in NYC.

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