Friday, July 29, 2005

Daily News makes mountain out of molehill on alt-fuel pickups

I am afraid that the editors of the Los Angeles Daily News have lost all sense of proportion. They're complaining about the use of non-alternative-fuel service pickup trucks at the Sunshine Canyon landfill.

Behind closed doors, Planning Department officials effectively voided one of the key environmental protections that Granada Hills residents had fought for. BFI could use the polluting vehicles, so long as it agreed to study the alternatives.

While bemoaning two or three pickup trucks today, the Daily News seems to have forgotten that the alternative to Sunshine Canyon would be to send almost a million one-ton dump trucks some 70-100 miles up the freeway to the Antelope Valley. Somehow, the energy savings the papers is complaining about seem to pale in comparison!