Senate energy act undermines good cause

To the editor:

By the time this letter appears the United States Senate may be close to passage of the Energy Policy Modernization Act (S.2012). This is an act which almost completely undermines the dedicated and persistent efforts over the last few years of millions of fellow citizens to make the transition to clean energy and fight against climate change.

The news of the probable passage of this legislation — and debate on the Senate floor began Thursday — is like having just had the worst possible nightmare and then waking up to find it is actually about to come true.

Regardless of the fate of the Energy Policy Modernization Act, may everyone keep up the good fight to preserve and protect the Earth Community.

Samuel W. Smith, Williamstown