Independence (Day) from fossil fuels

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    Wonder if the conservatives realize that the U.S. only has @ 4% of the worlds oil resrves? You can only "drill baby drill" for so long. Why do they "cling" ;) to oil at the expense of seeking out alternative sources?

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    I wonder if the hand-wringers, that would be you, realize that if we could marginalize the liberals and rely on can-do folks, that would be conservatives, we could solve the so-called 'energy quandary.'

    The United States is the Saudi Arabia of coal...
    •Supply over 100 years of electricity to the entire nation
    •Yield upwards of a trillion barrels of oil using coal-to-liquid technology – over 125 years of current consumption
    •Provide over 2,000 trillion cubic feet of substitute natural gas – lasting a century at present rates of usage

    Coal has been and will continue to be the steady workhorse for our electricity supply. And, through the process of coal conversion it can also help relieve our oil and natural gas constraints. Unlike any other nation, America’s coal creates an energy advantage that is abundant, secure and uniquely ours.
    Yes, America is the Saudi Arabia of Coal - Coal Can Do That


    Step one would be to quarantine the Lefties of 'Big Green.'
     
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    Why are most of the 0bama stickers on SUVs?

    Granted there are a lot less of those stickers (and a lot more scrape-off resedue), but still...

    You guys talk a good game, though....lol
     
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    Do you have a car that runs on natural gas and how eager do you think the coal concerns are to install the necessary equipment to "scrub" the waste clean that they spew out such as mercury? Will the Republicans embrace EPA regulations? LOLOL

    After Long Battle, EPA to Unveil Rules for Cutting Smog from Coal Plants | Reuters

     
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    Of course conservatives won't flinch when it comes to sending troops into the Persian Gulf (I've been there) area to secure the transport route of Arabian oil and bankrolling monarchies in the process.
     
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    Yes, just imagine if we could get the leftists to quit squandering money on horribly inefficient enrgy plans like wind energy. Solar is fine for small installations like I have at home but on a large scale they become horribly inefficient. Coal is the cheapest best and most efficient source of energy in the whole world. With modern technology it is no more polluting then natural gas and forget about the CO2 nonsense.

    CO2 is NECCESSARY and NOT A POLLUTANT. That is a fraud. The more CO2 the better plants grow. Look at the fossils of long ago when CO2 levels were 20 times higher then today....everything was bigger, the plants, the animals, the insects, everything. It was a paradise.
     
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    Yes and your leftists demagogues shut down domestic oil production and give it to foreign countries like your pal Obama did with Brazil. Doesn't Soros own a huge chunk of Petrobras? Connection? Nahhh that would be too easy.
     
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    Come on, tree-huggers!

    Get in your VOLTs and convoy on down to Washington DC...

    You haven't had a good protest since your loss in Wisconsin...

    Do it!
     
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    So power companies and republicans are ready to embrace clean air regulations? You're funny :lol:
     

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