Skip to comments.WH Climate Adviser: 'A War on Coal Is Exactly What’s Needed'
Posted on 06/25/2013 8:06:40 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum
Daniel P. Schrag, a White House climate adviser and director of the Harvard University Center for the Environment, tells the New York Times "a war on coal is exactly what's needed." Later today, President Obama will give a major "climate change" address at Georgetown University.
Everybody is waiting for action, Schrag tells the paper. The one thing the president really needs to do now is to begin the process of shutting down the conventional coal plants. Politically, the White House is hesitant to say theyre having a war on coal. On the other hand, a war on coal is exactly whats needed.
Obama's speech today is expected to offer "a sweeping plan to address climate change on Tuesday, setting ambitious goals and timetables for a series of executive actions to reduce greenhouse gas pollution and prepare the nation for the ravages of a warming planet," according to the Times.
Here's the full context of Schrag's quotation:
Daniel P. Schrag, a geochemist who is the head of Harvard Universitys Center for the Environment and a member of a presidential science panel that has helped advise the White House on climate change, said he hoped the presidential speech would mark a turning point in the national debate on climate change. Everybody is waiting for action, he said. The one thing the president really needs to do now is to begin the process of shutting down the conventional coal plants. Politically, the White House is hesitant to say theyre having a war on coal. On the other hand, a war on coal is exactly whats needed.
The planned carbon emissions crackdown could make the president even more of an anchor on Democrats in deep-red states like West Virginia and Kentucky, where Senate candidates will have no choice but to distance themselves from unpopular policies pushed by the national party. And the new regulations pose a messaging challenge for vulnerable Democratic incumbents already facing competitive Senate races in other energy-rich states, including Alaska, North Carolina and Louisiana.
Mr. Schrag keeps some pretty shitty company.
How about a war on fake science?
I think Congress needs to step in with laws to protect industry from an out of control executive branch.
I wonder if they’ll use the rockets known as NECESSARILY SKYROCKETs in this war.
Man, despite being from the generation of peaceniks, these libs sure do like waging wars of all sorts.
I hope this idiot freezes in the dark.
Hey, West Virginia,
How yinz liking your Joe Manchin vote today??
Oh he’ll be nice and comfy along with all the other Politburo members.
What planet do these smug pompous morons live on? It sure isn't this one.
I hope richard trumka is standing beside his butt boyo when he says it.
There is a coal fired power plant in DC... of course, the White House is solar powered... Isn’t it? er ah.. wind powered!
We have strategic air assets — when do we begin the bombing of American industries?? We can bring those suckers to their knees in just weeks, if we do it right.
Not fair to post my commment on the 1st post! ; )
Deep red states like West Virginia? That’s Robert KKK Byrds old stumping ground. Are both their senators now Republicans? If not, this would be a good opportunity for them to switch parties.
Au contraire mon kommunist!
(A little French lingo there to demonstrate my affection for little socialist froggies.)
A war on the White Hut and its attached bloated, unnecessary bureaucracy that is killing this nation!
Infamously uttered by the scrawny halfrican phony: "When Americans no longer trust their government there's gonna be trouble!"
Just another battle front in the jihad on America.
Does Herr Obama expect us to clean up what China, India, and Mexico City emit?
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