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By Matt Toplikar
Sunday, Feb. 10, 2008 | 5:26 a.m.
Hundreds of citizens from Nevada and Utah came to Mesquite City Hall to appeal to the Nevada Department of Environmental Protection and speak out against a proposed coal plant.
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The EPA is stalling the process of regulating CO2 due to intense pressure from the Big Coal. This industry is making billions while driving our ecosystem toward disaster.
Citizens must take a stand for viable alternatives to the tremendous damage of coal and nuclear energy.
More coal plants are not needed. Energy efficiency and renewables can meet our needs now and are actually more cost-effective.
The concept that we need "affordable, clean coal," a complete oxymoron, to "keep the lights on" is simply the result of a very expensive advertising campaign paid for by Big Coal. Don't buy into the hype.
Read the book "Big Coal: The Dirty Secret Behind America's Energy Future" by Jeff Goodall for some perspective on this. Also, "The Weather Makers : How Man Is Changing the Climate and What It Means for Life on Earth" by Tim Flannery.
Every single new coal plant will be directly responsible for the extinction of more species of life. There is no clean coal, only deadly coal. Educate yourself about these issues before it's too late. Your children with thank you for making the right decision to save their world.
When the greenies put their money where your idiotic mouths are regarding renewables, maybe I'd give them some credit, otherwise, SHUT UP.
I call them the chicken littles of society because people like them have "the sky is falling" mentality while all they do is nothing but bitch and moan.
Coal is not the only industry that emits CO2. Try every vehicle on the road and in the air, every industry, every casino, every home, and oh yes, even Socrates spouts plenty of CO2 with every exhale... so therefore, Socrates is responsible for the extinction of not only intelligence and reason, but species.
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