They want to ban a energy source because they think it contributes to something that hasn't even been proven to exist..........
We have to give up coal because thousands die in China?
That sounds like my mom's explanation for why I have to eat my asparagus.
We just returned from a drive from Texas to South Dakota and back.
We must have seen at least 20 of these trains, all of them 100 cars long.
They are very regulated as to how much coal can be visible from the top—and it’s not very much.
These trains are very interesting to watch. The are unloaded by opening a door on the bottom, directly into a storage container that is mostly underground.
Been a conductor on many of these trains. If they quit shipping them, I most likely will be out of a job. 100 cars is a small one. Most are 115-135 cars long. Was on one that was almost 20,000 tons when you include the engines, cars, and coal.
Carbon is ESSENTIAL for life. Carbon dioxide is how most plants get that carbon then animals get it from the plants. The truth is the MORE Carbon Dioxide the MORE life on Earth! Locking up carbon in plastics may end up being a problem but once nature figures out how to crack open that niche life will be become VERY interesting!
EPA wants us burning food.
Use some of the electricity produced to make coal squeezins (also known as the Fischer-Tropsch process) for diesel/gasoline.
Of course, the Greenies would NEVER let you do that - they'd rather have you burning the coal so they can scream about the mercury and thorium going into the atmosphere. Or they'd rather waste natural gas (which should be used for home heating & cooking) on producing electricity to COOL Florida, Arizona & Californiawhackistan.
Buckle yourselves in, kids - electricity prices will double in the next five years (well, except for the politicos and military, who will just extract the extra money it costs from us peasants at gunpoint).
Ask Il Muppet Cioccolato* how much the White House electric bill is, if you want to get one of his patented stuttering fits, and a blank look to accompany it.
*Because, like the Muppets, he loves gays, and he's got somebody's hand up his posterior (George Soros).
A Wyoming coal train:
3 locomotives & 120 cars loaded with coal.
Saw many of them in 2001, when riding on the Pony Express Trail from St. Joseph, Missouri to N Nevada.