Re: Seattle's Murray joins fight against drilling rigs" (TNT, 5-8).
I find the article about the "kayaktivists" laughable. It's good to see that there are reasons the kayakers can use to load up their kayaks onto their SUVs and ply the waters. Unfortunately their message, as well as Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, reeks of hypocrisy.
To deny Royal Dutch Shell its legal right to dock a few drilling ships, and to attack Foss Marine by badgering the Port of Seattle into reconsidering Foss' lease, is disregard for the law of lease and reeks of anarchy.
While alternative energy has romantic appeal, it only provides roughly 10 percent of our energy needs - energy to build SUVs, kayaks and motorcades.
Romantisism failed in the 19th century during the Industrial Revolution, and it will fail again in ours. The question is how much harm will be done before the romantics figure this out.