Trade imbalance


There is something missing from “Trade winds blow through the West” (HCN, 5/25/15).  There is much talk about poor Rifle and other communities suffering from depressed natural gas production, and the hopes that the Trans-Pacific Partnership will once again increase production and, therefore, jobs in the West. This is undoubtedly true. But what about the obvious fact that, for American consumers, natural gas prices will go up significantly? There has to be a balance here, but ignoring the consumer leaves a vast imbalance.

Chuck Saxton
Bennett, Colorado

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