Friday, August 20, 2010

While Senate Dawdles, King Coal Takes A Victory Lap

The AP reports that 30 new, traditional coal-burning plants are moving forward across the country, cementing coal's primacy in electrical power generation.

This is a shocking state of affairs given what we know about the effect of coal mining and combustion on land and water resources, greenhouse emissions, air quality, public health, and a changing climate worldwide.

It's unconscionable that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid pulled the climate and energy bill from consideration, orphaning the previously passed House bill and giving a shameful victory to traditional energy lobbies.

The public is far ahead of many politicians in its support for alternative and clean energy generation.


Anonymous said...

Totally agree with you on Harry Reid, he should be thrown out of office.

James Rowen said...

That's not what I said, but thanks for the comment.