Survival tactics

This is in reference to your editorial in the Aug. 16, 1999, issue entitled "Protectionism fails again." The editorial claims the action by the committee to Save Domestic Oil (SDO) deserves a rebuke for establishing an image of anticonsumer selfishness for the sake of narrow commercial goals. Further, "that desperate people do desperate things" (OGJ, Aug. 16, 1999, p. 19).You should consider how your charges sound to the hard-hit citizens (not just oil producers) in producing areas throughout the U.S. For example, you might find it interesting to visit the Permian Basin and talk to survivors in towns like Andrews, Kermit, Big Lake, and McCamey. I don't think laid-off workers and famil...

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