- Post 19 May 2012
- By Ed Farnan | Irish Central
Americas reliable energy resources are being attacked on all levels. When was the last time a nuclear power plant was built in America? Even hydro electric dams are under assault & being torn down in the name of environmentalism. Energy Secretary Steven Chu said he would like to see our gasoline prices the same as Europeans. Of course environmentalists on the left have been waging war on coal, oil and gas for years.
This mindset couldn't have been any more apparent when I was attacked for writing a column about governments "war on coal".
An environmentalist had his simplistic answer to my column on the war on coal. He just claimed that "coal kills" and people needed to revert to a simpler lifestyle, use less energy and make that energy "green". He bragged how he used wood to heat his home, along with wind and solar. He tried to stay "off the grid" as much as possible, in the rural lifestyle he enjoys. Of course on further questioning, he did admit to the use of "auxiliary power" in order to supplement his off the grid lifestyle for cooking and refrigeration. ...continues...