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Is Miles going to take on Obama also?
March 27, 2009 at 12:48 PM
The extreme evironuts are going to hurt the Ds this year. Lets ask people west of Smyth Co. what they think of "clean coal". The economy out there depends on coal. That area is a major reason Mark W won the Gov. race in 2001.
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March 27, 2009 at 12:57 PM
This is the big fallacy of those who attack people in support of Clean Coal. I have never heard a single politician say we already have clean coal, they always specifically say they want to develop clean coal and clean coal technology. Then they get attacked because clean coal doesn't exist? Well duh.... that's why they want to DEVELOP it....
This debate is beyond stupid. The "Reality" people attack clean coal supporters cause clean coal doesn't exist, even though the clean coal supporters never claim it exists but that they think we can develop it. So, either the "Reality" people need to start telling us why clean coal is impossible, or just make sure those clean coal supporters don't settle on dirty coal until the technology develops.
I for one consider myself a strong environmentalist, but am open to research into development of clean coal, and if we get there, great, so frankly, these "Reality" guys who ignore the actual debate kind of piss me off...
March 27, 2009 at 01:17 PM
Well I guess you can't be for the environment and take thousands of dollars from Dominion either...
March 27, 2009 at 02:13 PM
This is the most stupid video ever. I'm left confused as to Mr. Davis' environmental stance. If we do not have clean coal and already then doesn't it make sense to try and develop it? It's as if he does not acknowledge the presence of coal period in Virginia and it's impact on revenue and potential revenue if converted to clean coal. If Davis was trying to turn folks off of McAuliffe I think he actually did the reverse.
March 27, 2009 at 02:13 PM
It is, in fact, unlikely that coal can ever be made "clean." This would entail storing tons and tons of CO2 underground for, I guess, eternity. Color me skeptical that this is doable.
Even if coal could be made "clean," it will require massive investments. Why not invest in the energy of the future (Wind, Solar, etc) instead of trying to perpetuate an industry that is destroying communities and is one of the biggest causes of climate change?
Also, renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies are available to be implemented NOW. They are being used all over the world. This should be the focus of our investments. We can create better (and better paying) jobs using efficiency and renewables than the coal industry could ever provide.
March 27, 2009 at 02:26 PM
The "cleanest" coal is found in the western United States. Unless we figure out a way to magically reduce the Central Appalachian coal beds' sulfur content, we will always have the dirtiest coal.
Politicians saying "I'm in favor of clean coal" is like the Miss America contestant answer of "My one wish is for world peace."
But this doesn't mean that we should do nothing either. We should just be a heck of a lot more serious about proposals and working towards an energy system that allows Virginians to live longer, healthier lives. No matter if they live near George Mason or Grundy.
March 27, 2009 at 03:44 PM
Nice video. They make good points. If you really believe in global warming, you can't generate power from coal. It just can't be done in an environmentally friendly manner. On the other hand, you can't generate enough power reliable power to keep our economy going without power from coal, unless you turn to nuclear.
It would be nice to hear an actual debate about this. But we won't, because the Democrats don't want to face the trade-offs inherent in the issue. At least not in the primary.
March 27, 2009 at 04:38 PM
Ohh, hahaha, I get it! Getting Dirty, because coal is dirty! Hahaha!
I get jokes...
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March 27, 2009 at 06:24 PM
I don't understand this argument: "There is no such thing as clean coal". Isn't clean coal supposed to be an aspirational concept? How is this any different than the crazies who criticize stem cell research b/c it hasn't generated any cures yet?
March 27, 2009 at 11:08 PM
Are many democrats now figuring out the lies their leaders spew? Maybe you should next focus on Obambi and the stooges.
Good job folks, lmao
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March 27, 2009 at 11:38 PM
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