Skip to comments.Anti-Coal Folks Get Their Say (Enviros want to get rid of coal completely)
Posted on 06/02/2011 10:50:25 AM PDT by CedarDave
SANTA FE The Environmental Improvement Board asked for testimony about the best way to cost-effectively reduce haze caused by power plants, but many of the people EIB heard from Wednesday wanted to talk about eliminating coal as a fuel and switching to renewable energy.
"Coal is a moral issue, said Marlene Perroti of the Sisters of Mercy. Because of its environmental, health and climate effects, use of coal violates religious values of justice, stewardship and respect for life, she said.
The haze that the federal Environmental Protection Agency is requiring states to address is a superficial indicator of bigger, coal-related damage, said Joan Brown of the Franciscan order and New Mexico Interfaith Power and Light.
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Differences between former Richardson administration plans and Martinez administration:
$900 million solution favored by EPA and previous admin would improve visibility by an estimated 13 percent with a cost of additional $85 per year to customers. New admin proposal to cost $77 million with estimated 2.5 percent visibility increase to increase rates by $11 per year. Previous pollution controls improved visibility by 54 since 2009.
[... use of coal violates religious values of justice, stewardship and respect for life,...]
That quote confirms environmentalism is mother earth worship.
Let’s use the separation clause to eliminate the EPA.
I call BS on any liberal talking about liberal issues as “a moral issue”.
We’ve been told that you can’t legislate morality. And we’ve been told that we can’t talk about morality in issues such as abortion and homosexual marriage.
But on a liberal cause such as global warming/enviro-extremism, now all of a sudden, we CAN talk about as a moral issue???????
Al Gore said that global warming is a moral issue, too. He said it’s not a legislative issue or a monetary issue, it’s a moral issue. Well, I guess we’re supposed to shut down debate if a liberal declares something is a moral issue.
The same liberals who have lectured us that morality has no place in discussing other issues, now want to preach about morality related to global warming.
Amazing. I never know what the liberal criteria for evaluating the issues of the day are.
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Well, Al Gore DID say that "the debate's over."
How I miss those old-fashioned, black-robed nuns who used to hit kids on the knuckles with their rulers. I’ll bet this nun doesn’t even have a ruler.
What they really want is Peter Singers version of a planet with very few humans.
They won't say that, but they offer up choices that are not feasible then ask us to pick which one.
These people want to completely kill coal because they want us to all live in mud huts. They know there is a 500 year supply of coal, and that undermines their long term goal of killing human progress.
Now THOSE were Nuns!
(in memory of the dear departed Mary Wickes)
that’s what we learned from our long history with smog control in Pittsburgh, getting rid of that last 5% costs you more than the whole previous 95% combined
Gramsci would be proud...
What they really hate is energy of any kind, because energy = people.
Abolish all sources of energy, and the population of the world will plummet catastrophically.
Which is the real goal.
With more than half our electricity coming from coal plants ending the use of coal would mean a lot of unemployed people freezing or sweltering in darkened homes.
More to the point, that quote highlights the extent of the corruption of our religious institutions by the Machiavellian / Gramscian 'long march through the institutions'.
So they will power their cramped, clown car electric WeenieMobiles with tofu pellets and wheat germ husks then?
They are death-worshipping monsters. All of them.
Religious values? Yep, just the other day I read the 10 commandments and there was a new one added: Thou shalt not use coal!
Dimwits are all as crazy as a sh** house mouse. What do they think we are going to replace the 48% of the power that coal powered plants generate in the USA with?