By Don C. Brunell
Folks in the Pacific Northwest may not like what Matt Ridley has to say, but we should consider his points about energy.
Ridley, a British journalist and author of several popular books on science, the environment and the economy, is a businessman and member of the House of Lords. He is often shunned because he owns land where coal is mined.
Recently, Ridley wrote in The Wall Street Journal that while oil, gas and coal have problems, their benefits are beyond dispute.