(By Don C. Brunell/ Don C. Brunell is a business analyst, writer and columnist. He retired as president of the Association of Washington Business, the state’s oldest and largest business organization, and now lives in Vancouver. He can be contacted at theBrunells@msn.com.)
There is an old saying: Don’t let the perfect get in the way of the good!
That is important to remember when it comes to improving our air quality.
While some activists want to eliminate all fossil fuels used on the waterfront, it is not possible without major disruption to our quality of life, jobs and economy. That is not the perfect. It is a recipe for disaster.
The better way is to recognize the major environmental improvements we have accomplished and find ways to continue to solve problems. That is good for all Americans.
Here is an example of positive change. In 2012, TOTE, which started as Totem Ocean Trailer Express in 1975, hauls more than 35 percent all goods consumed in Alaska.