Saving The Earth And Making Money

May the gods of capitalism and common sense be praised!

Your article "Quick, save the ozone" (Science & Technology, May 17) concerning chlorofluorocarbon substitutes and the market leadership of Imperial Chemical Industries served to confirm a belief that I have about the ingenuity and innovation of our world's corporate community: There is nothing too great for common and committed minds to overcome. The recognition of the problem and the willingness to take long-term action serves to set ICI apart from the number of corporate behemoths that cling to old methods and means, in spite of themselves. The company is to be commended for taking a leadership role.

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