USA – Massive Coal Mining Expansion

Obama's regime announces massive increase in coal mining

On Tuesday US Interior Secretary Ken Salazaar announced a huge increase in US coal production, which is likely to increase US CO2 output by 50% which has upset the ecomentalists and promoters of eco terrorism at

A statement from Wild Earth Guardians, Sierra Club, and Defenders of Wildlife put the announcement in perspective:

When burned, the coal threatens to release more than 3.9 billion tons of heat-trapping carbon dioxide, equal to the annual emissions from 300 coal-fired power plants, further cementing the United States as a leading contributor to climate disruption … Salazar’s announcement is a stark contrast to his call for clean energy. Interior, for example, touted that in 2010, 4,000 megawatts of renewable energy development were authorized. And in today’s press conference, Secretary Salazar announced Interior’s intent to authorize more than 12,000 megawatts of renewable energy by the end of next year … Yet in opening the door for 2.35 billion tons of coal mining, Salazar’s announcement effectively enables more than 300,000 megawatts of coal-fired energy — 30 times more dirty energy development than renewable energy.

Bad move affordable reliable energy according to the ecomentalists, they prefer unreliable, expensive and heavily subsidised renewables.

But we also need to consider our broader approach to accountability. Really — if Obama’s coal and oil blitz doesn’t spur large protests at the White House, the environmental movement might as well pack its bags, rub on some patchouli, and head to the mountains (at least until the bulldozers come). At the end of the day, if we are to succeed, we will need to earn the respect of our friends and foes alike, and that starts with hitting the ballot box and the streets.

About Tory Aardvark

Climate Realist, Conservative and proud NRA member. I don't buy into the Man Made Global Warming Scam, science is never settled. @ToryAardvark on Twitter ToryAardvark on Facebook

Posted on April 1, 2011, in Anthropogenic Global Warming, Cancun COP16, Church Of Climatology, Climategate, COP16, Eco Terrorism, Green Lies, ManBearPig, Oh FFS, Social Engineering, US Politics and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. CO2 = one molecule of carbon and two of oxygen

    Burning coal. Carbon monoxide (petrol or oil) sulphur dioxide (the dangerous one particularly when combined with water vapour) and other nasties. Co2 is an inert gas. Atmospheric ‘air’ composition
    is 78% nitrogen, 21% Oxygen, and 1 % C02 and trace gases.

    Greenhouse gases 95% Water vapor, 4% Co2 and 1 trace gases including methane and nitrous oxide.
    (laughing gas?)

    So really we are nitrogen dependent and so are plants. So if carbon dioxide doesn’t contribute to global warming and climate change, why bloody tax it.? Remember the SMOGS in London during the 50s.

    I was there, they made it a smoke free zone, to burn coke and 1963. And within 10 years the swallows were again nesting under the eaves of inner city buildings (a good omen) and aquatic mammals were seen swimming along the Thames. Now I lived there then in Potters Bar and worked
    at the Bank of England during the late 50s when they still had steam trains commuting to the city. If a huge city can cut dangerous carbon emission resulting in dangerous pollution why can’t other big cities. The main difference is between the 1950s and now is I suspect the number of motor vehicles and planes or deisal driven trains in populated cities. And the amount of humans congested in a small area. Go out into the country say 15 miles and the same problems don’t arise. But I haven’t lived in UK or England
    since 1965, only Australia and Bermuda. So can’t really make a qualified comment past 1965 when I lived in Lincolnshire.

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