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(Huffington Post)   Obama burns coal. Hope and Change, my sweet fanny   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 10
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2013-09-20 09:11:22 AM
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Aristocles: You know, when I was asked earlier about the issue of coal, uh, you know - Under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket. Even regardless of what I say about whether coal is good or bad. Because I'm capping greenhouse gases, coal power plants, you know, natural gas, you name it - whatever the plants were, whatever the industry was, uh, they would have to retrofit their operations. That will cost money. They will pass that money on to consumers. - BOB

Thanks, Obama!


Who is Bob?
2013-09-20 10:23:53 AM
1 votes:

Cataholic: The economy sucks.  Hey! I've got a great idea.  Let's make electricity more expensive.


You've got a bright future with the democrat party, sir or ma'am.
2013-09-20 10:16:55 AM
1 votes:
Coal is terrible for the environment

We really should stop using it.

We have cleaner sources of energy like nuclear that could shut down every coal plant in this country

Its a shame that we can't muster the political will to make the switch
2013-09-20 10:16:46 AM
1 votes:

xxcorydxx: Chabash: Trolls are coming...

yes, one was simulposting you-

holy crap that guy below you is a troll.


It's a gift.
2013-09-20 10:13:37 AM
1 votes:

Chabash: Trolls are coming...


You realize people are going to start bugging you for Powerball numbers now
2013-09-20 10:02:22 AM
1 votes:

Chabash: Trolls are coming...


yes, one was simulposting you-

holy crap that guy below you is a troll.
2013-09-20 09:59:38 AM
1 votes:

Great_Milenko: DarnoKonrad: if the whole of Earth's history was scaled from your left fingertip 4.5 billion years ago outstretched to your right finger tip today, multicellular life began at your right wrist, the Cenozoic at your finger print, and the whole of human history could be removed with a single stroke of a nail file.

I'm not even sure if "flash in the pan" really captures our exploitation of fossil fuels in the last 200 years.

The dinosaurs existed for 300 million years.  I'm sure the amount of coal and oil they burned must have been astronomical in comparison, right?


tchester.org
2013-09-20 09:02:46 AM
1 votes:

theknuckler_33: The thing hurting coal these days isn't regulations on carbon emissions, it's the abundancy of cheap natural gas.


Even though it's going to kill my home state, I have to admit that the shift to natural gas is inevitable at this point and will likely benefit the country as a whole, not just environmentally but economically as well.  Some projections have us becoming a net exporter of energy in the coming years with the shift to natural gas, which will give the economy a shot in the arm while reducing our dependence on the Middle East for energy.

That said, the transition is going to cost a lot of jobs in communities that really, really need jobs.  Change can be painful.
2013-09-20 08:56:19 AM
1 votes:
The Obama administration has decided to revive a controversial loan guarantee program at the Energy Department, administration officials said on Thursday...This time, though, the program would devote as much as $8 billion to helping industries like coal and oil make cleaner energy. Link

Obama hates coal so much he's giving them $8B.
2013-09-20 08:47:58 AM
1 votes:
You know, when I was asked earlier about the issue of coal, uh, you know - Under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket. Even regardless of what I say about whether coal is good or bad. Because I'm capping greenhouse gases, coal power plants, you know, natural gas, you name it - whatever the plants were, whatever the industry was, uh, they would have to retrofit their operations. That will cost money. They will pass that money on to consumers. - BOB

Thanks, Obama!
 
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