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Caroline Camden Lewis' Hurricane Relief: Brought to You by Fossil Fuels

October 2, 2017

Fossil fuels are and will continue to be critical to relief and recovery efforts in the aftermath of natural disasters like hurricane's and earthquakes.

Caroline Camden Lewis explores the myriad ways fossil fuels both lessened the damage done and lives lost to hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. Fossil Fuels are and will continue to be critical to ongoing relief, restoration, and recovery efforts. Fossil fuels power the tools necessary to track and flee from storms as well as those necessary to clear debris, deliver supplies, harden infrastructure, and provide medical care to those in need.
Author
H. Sterling Burnett, Ph.D. is a Heartland research fellow on environmental policy and the managing editor of Environment & Climate News.
hsburnett@heartland.org