Picking An Alternative Fuel Bone With Boone

In his letter ("The better alternative fuel? Pickens picks natural gas," Readers Report, Aug. 17), Boone Pickens misses the point in comparing natural gas with ethanol because this is not a them-vs.-us situation. No one alternative fuel, even ethanol, can replace the 115 billion gallons of gasoline consumed in the U. S. each year. He also misses the point that natural gas is still a fossil fuel and therefore contributes to additional carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, a major contributor to "global warming."

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