A member of the loving and tolerant Left posted this at Treehugger:
I really hate to be so harsh, and I know this is going to sound like trolling, but I really don’t care about the miners. If you work for the oil/coal industry you’re working to destroy the environment and you deserve whatever karma throws your way. Sorry.
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Daryl Hannah, NASA scientist James Hansen and former W.Va. Congressman Ken Hechler were among 31 people arrested at a non-violent protest of mountaintop removal coal mining near Massey Energy’s Goals Coal processing plant on June 23, 2009.
By Editorcoal, Electric cars, Gov. Kulongoski, hybridsComments Off on Not green enough? Oregon’s Prius (hybrid) tax credit could go as of Jan. 1, but the state will still issue tax credits for cars that are 41% coal-powered
SALEM — Oregon’s tax credit for that new Prius or other gas-electric hybrid vehicles could disappear on January 1, if a bill that passed the House Thursday becomes law.
Individual consumers and businesses who buy plug-in or all-electric cars would still qualify for a state tax credit. And House Bill 2180 would bring new incentives for companies that manufacture electric vehicles.
The bill must still make its way through the Senate. But it is a priority for Gov. Ted Kulongoski, who has promoted Oregon to electric car companies, including Nissan and Think, as a place to consider for a manufacturing site. Both companies have plans to test market their cars in Portland.
Oregon ranks among the top hybrid-car states per capita and Portland has ranked at the U.S. Prius sales capital.
Apparently, the hybrids just aren’t green enough for the Green Governor. And the plug-in electric cars are? Here in Oregon, 41% of our electricity is generated by coal. So the plug-in electric cars that will still qualify for the Oregon tax credit will truly be 41% powered by coal. I’m not sure the Green Governor really gives a damn about that pesky detail, as he’s likely more concerned about perception than reality.
Let’s say a hypothetical person was concerned that a hypothetical rise in the earth’s temperature was causing melting glaciers, rising sea levels, stronger hurricanes, as well as killing the polar bears and penguins, etc. Now a question: If that same hypothetical person were said to be “rooting” for either global warming or global cooling, would it not seem obvious that that person would be rooting for global cooling? But, of course. Not so.
The blog Energywise reports on the Society of Environmental Journalists annual conference held in Roanoke, Virginia:
Will the industry ever make coal mining socially and environmentally sustainable? Appalachian activists who have fought ‘Big Coal’ for decades doubt it. For one thing, the coal companies enjoy undivided support from state legislators and governors in coal states. That’s why West Virginia author and political activist Denise Giardina told the SEJ conference attendees that she was “rooting for global warming” to stop coal. “I think it will force us to change,” said Giardina, who made it clear that IGCC power plants sequestering CO2 weren’t the kind of change she had in mind.
The alarmists are always telling us that they don’t really want to take away our individual liberties, create a massive federal government, tell us what kind of energy to consume, what kind of cars to drive, or tax us into the stone age to solve global warmingclimate changeclimate crisisour deteriorating atmosphere, but Giardina just validates all of our skeptical fears by her statement.
Denise Giardina is hardly the first alarmist to “root for global warming”. We pointed out this blogger last year who was doing the same.
For the record, GORE LIED isn’t rooting for any kind of weather. The weather? Que sera, sera.
Al Gore: "I believe it is appropriate to have an over-representation of factual presentations on how dangerous it is, as a predicate for opening up the audience to listen to what the solutions are...."
Grist Magazine (May 9, 2006)