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November 17, 2012 at 4:00 PM

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Inuit villagers' court victory blocks seismic tests in Arctic waters

Need to change energy consumption

While reading “Inuit villages block seismic tests in Arctic waters” [News, Nov. 3], I questioned how international corporations gained the right to go into different countries around the world testing and probably negatively impacting natural environments in the globally rabid search for natural processes.

Unfortunately, one of the things that keeps our society functioning is our frightening destruction at the hands of the world’s population. Do the terms “Exxon Valdez” and “BP oil spill” ring any bells?

We are responsible for these horrible natural disasters; we consume oil at an absolutely horrifying rate. If we did not guzzle oil then perhaps the world’s remaining natural sanctuaries would not be in danger of being chewed up and spat out once they are drained of oil.

We, as a population, give these global corporations the right to dig around looking for the source of our addiction, rather than us trying to wean ourselves off it.

Meghan Guinn, Kenmore

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