Letter to Editor b y Louise Shawkat, Medford Mail Tribune, November 14, 2019, also in Ashland Daily Tidings 11/11/2019
Plastics made from fossil fuels are in our cosmetics, soaps, clothes — in our everything. Eight percent of every barrel of oil becomes plastic.
Fossil fuel industries receive direct subsidies and tax benefits equaling about $20 billion per year. In return, they degrade our natural world and cause countless human health problems.