Your November Viewpoint section was rife with letters that mischaracterize conservative Republican thinking. Beginning with the false analogy in the letter comparing whale oil to coal, this would only apply if the demand for coal was lessening and/or the resource was depleted. It isn't. There are no technological or market forces at work here. What we have is an overbearing political party dictating "change" in our national energy policies and using you-can't-build-that-style regulations to shut down fossil fuel production.