Clean coal’s bright future

Re: “Future of Texas Energy — Clean coal project may change the game,” Wednesday Editorials.

The $350 million federal grant to build a coal gasification plant could be a game-changer for our state. This plant built by a Washington state company will both bring economic development to West Texas and demonstrate yet another smart way to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases.

So, why do Gov. Rick Perry and Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison continue to brag about their opposition to the stimulus legislation that brought us this grant and this plant, and to claim falsely that doing something about global warming will cost Texas jobs?

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Posted by Brian @ 7:53 PM Fri, Dec 11, 2009

“So, why do Gov. Rick Perry and Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison continue to brag about their opposition to the stimulus legislation that brought us this grant and this plant, and to claim falsely that doing something about global warming will cost Texas jobs?”

Why? Because they are not interested in doing the right thing, they are only interested in spouting the party line and garnering votes.
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Posted by John Rafferty @ 8:05 PM Fri, Dec 11, 2009

Remember Perry closed the state emission testing stations when he was elected. He didn’t believe in global warming then and doesn’t believe in it now.

It only cost the citizens of Texas 80 Million dollars then but will cost ten times that much now to breaths clean air.
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Posted by agsforever @ 9:23 PM Fri, Dec 11, 2009

sez who? algore? who is known to stand to profit in the billions of dollars when the sale of carbon credits starts? and the liars in the so-called environmental sciences who appear to routinely cook the books to support their pre-conceived notions that man causes global warming?
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Posted by Big Kev @ 6:43 AM Sat, Dec 12, 2009

Jim Marston, feel free to take your Federal grant money back to Washington that comes with all those “Special Conditions”. I’m sure your EDF and other enviromental groups will be getting there fair share of this grant. We can do without your group just fine here in Texas. You have costs our farmers the loss of millions of acres of land in your wetlands scams. You have stopped the producing of new oil exploration on lands that have been producers in the past for the protection of non-endangered species. Take your cliamte scam out of my state and take your tree huggers with you. You pukes are the reason for all of this mess in the first place, remember how Nuclear energy was the demon before, now it’s clean energy. Buzz off.

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2 Responses to Clean coal’s bright future

  1. Kevin Tanner says:

    Black Lung disease= clean coal. Yes, the idiots are at it again with their slick wording. They greedy scumbags could care less about you or your family no matter how many people they kill. They make me sick. They try and wrap the Rupulican mantra around them to shield themselves from criisism for destroying the planet earth. They have had over a century to clean up their mess and now they want the tax payer to do it. These men should be ashamed of their acts. They are cowards and liars.

  2. Elisa Young says:

    I hate to say but we’re facing more of the same here on the Ohio/West Virginia border.

    We have got to band together to keep all of our public resources from being thrown away on keeping finite, polluting resources on life support. Every dollar spent on coal is a dollar kept from research, development, and implementation of real energy solutions. If we keep burning coal until the last lump is gone, what are our kids going to do? It should be a back up resource of anything.

    American Electric Power just got $334 million free and clear from the Department of Energy (funded by who?) to begin expansion of the CCS injection test site at the Mountaineer Power Plant across the river from us.

    http://www.youtube.com/afp#p/search/0/mWA3dTTKntQ

    This is only half the funding they need to expand this “clean coal” experiment to accomodate a FRACTION of the carbon it releases on an annual basis. They’ve not even waited to see what injecting this into the earth under our gas wells, homes, and underground miners will do before planning the expansion, at our expense, in every possible way.

    In my opinion, this expenditure has anything to do with the viability of the experimental CCS projects – it’s to generate the illusion that carbon can, theoretically, be controlled to justify building more power plants.

    This has got to stop.

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