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Recently you printed an article titled “Plugged in to the Wind” `July 11-17` which addressed our addiction to fossil fuels and our reluctance to use abundant renewable energy.?

While I appreciate Congressman `Charlie` Gonzalez’s notion to start setting mandates, I fail to realize why according to Congressman Gonzalez this bill HR 969 doesn’t have a chance, especially if one megawatt of wind energy can power 250-300 homes and Texas can be powered entirely by solar power. What’s the problem?

I think this is our best opportunity to protect the environment and make us more energy independent.

On behalf of the 350,000 plus Americans that could be employed and the American consumers who could collectively save billions of dollars if this bill was passed I am asking Congressman Gonzalez to support HR 969.

— Andrea Leal, Texas