Clean Coal??

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    There has been a lot of support for the burning of coal of late, and the insistence that it is economically and environmentally sound.

    As a matter of fact there is no clean method of burning coal and the GOP is crying "foul"
    for tighter restrictions on coal burning plants.

    I am wondering something; How much would a littering ticket set you back in your county, and
    is throwing a bubble gum wrapper out the window of a moving vehicle as detrimental
    to our ecology as the burning of coal?

    I hear a lot from the GOP side that coal burning is "no problem," but where are the stats. that
    enforce this belief and is mountain top removal and burning this earthen material a sound
    investment into our future?
     
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    What is the alternative? Unless you've got magic beans, the technology simply does not exist to replace the use of fossil fuels. I'm sure someday it will but until then, what is your alternative?
     
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    You've convinced me....We all oughtta go back to burning wood to heat our homes.

    That'll really clear up the air! :rolleyes:
     
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    Drill it, dig it, excavate it, mine it, blast it, dredge it, dynamite it,....are my mottos.
     
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    You seem pretty smart for a guy with his finger up his nose.
     
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    Statistics that support burning coal:

    CPI: Coal Industry Launched "Unprecedented Corporate Campaign" - OpenSecrets Blog | OpenSecrets
     
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    And we should replace cars with horses because they don't produce ANY CO2 emissions. They fart pure oxygen don't cha know!
     
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    You are not aware of the alternatives?
    Solar, wind.
     
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    I appreciate your contribution to this post,
    but that response went nowhere bro.
     
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    Supplemental, at best. They're not concentrated.
     

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