Skip to comments.Coal Must Embrace All-Out Battle with Eco-Bullies
Posted on 12/18/2013 8:05:52 AM PST by rktman
Imagine you have been wrongfully arrested, charged with murdering a child. Although the evidence against you is sketchy, the police have no other suspects, and with the government anxious to appease those demanding justice, your case is rushed to trial. Your lawyer decides that with public sentiment strongly against you, the best course of action is to plead guilty and to throw yourself at the mercy of the court.
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John Podesta’s #1 goal is to abuse the Imperial Presidency to cram this stuff down our throats as an end-run around Congress. And if the industry could spend $500 billion I don’t see how they could stop him.
They’ll all be out of business by the time the challenges reach SCOTUS.
Coal is our ace in the hole.
Eco-Nazi have a hole in the head.
Same goes for individuals targeted under commie care - that’d be smokers and the overweight.
Being forced into a system that charges you more for lifestyle should be a free speech violation.
When having contracts between individuals and insurance companies were voluntary, this wouldn’t be the case.
Along religious lines, it’s like in England when you were taxed for not going to the right church (1600s I think).
This insane scenario is analogous to what is happening to one of Americas most important industries and the source of 40% of the nations electricity: coal. Accused of causing dangerous climate change due to its carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, coal-fired electric power is in the crosshairs of a president anxious to be seen as taking action to stop global warming and extreme weather.
That global warming stopped 17 years ago, and extreme weather has not increased despite an 8% rise in CO2? This is never referenced by President Barack Obama or his Environmental Protection Agency.
That even the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is now backing away from several of its most important claims of human-caused climate Armageddon? Also ignored.
Coal-fired electricity must be replaced with clean energy to save the climate, they still say. This approach completely disregards what happened in Europe when that approach was tried: economies collapsed and people froze to death, driven into poverty by unmanageable energy bills.
You would think the coal industry would launch an all-out media blitz, taking full advantage of the current temperature plateau and the IPCCs retreat on the science. They could also reference the thousands of peer-reviewed scientific papers cited by the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change, which clearly demonstrate that the science backing the EPAs position is rapidly disintegrating.
Odd huh? Acts like that used to be called discrimination. Weird, I know.
The mercury from it severely limits the amount of game fish you can eat in the northeast.
I have nothing against burning coal to produce power.
The plants should all be located along our eastern seacoast so the mercury in the exhaust sinks to the bottom of the ocean, where it should do no harm.
I would love to be able to go fishing and eat what I catch every day.
There must be technology that can make using coal as a fuel acceptably clean. Probably is, with the patent bought out by big oil/gas and locked away. < /sarc >
Thanks rktman, and here’s a poll FReep:
Tell the EPA: We Still Need Coal
We can win against liberal elites on this issue because they’re wrong.
LOL! Being wrong 99.9% of the time never stopped them yet.