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46 days ago.
by thegreek
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CLEAN... ENERGY

Offshore wind farms from New Jersey to Virginia took a big step closer to reality with the completion of a review that showed the renewable energy source would not cause major environmental damage, officials said today. Wind projects off the coasts of Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, and New Jersey are being studied. The Mid-Atlantic lease proposal follows the Cape Wind project in Massachusetts that was given the go-ahead in 2010 after 9 years of federal review."No developer should have to wait nine or 10 years," for approval, Salazar said. The response from the developers was "DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA"

 
 

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thegreek

I do not know of ONE person that died from black lung from where I worked. One fellow died of heart/lung disease because he was showered with AGENT ORANGE in VietNam.

Posted 194 days ago.

thegreek

Most of the people that retired from where I work died from OLD AGE believe it or not. AND there is no ash or cinders in the coal fields that I know of. So you are saying that a person that works somewhere for 35 years if full of it right ??

Posted 194 days ago.

thegreek

I NEVER said I worked in the COAL fields !!!

Posted 194 days ago.

thegreek

The number 1 reason I do not buy into this is the fact that I have personally wallered in coal dust, coal, flyash, cinders and their byproducts for 35 years and none of the non smoking retirees I know have died of lung cancer associated with coal emissions. I have challenged people on here before to explain that to me and no one can. If it is so dangerous then the power plant worker people should be the HIGHEST STRICKEN group there is. But NO ONE can. You would think there would be a study on that if coal emissions are killing people as they say.

Posted 194 days ago.

thegreek

The only people saying that coal emissions are killing people is the environmentalist and they cannot truly say that it killed people any more than car exhausts. No one has ever conducted an experiment where they were in a controlled environment and were breathing in coal emissions or car emissions for the duration of the experiment. SO, it is a non proven theory at best !!!

Posted 194 days ago.

thegreek

And if you read my post. I said the eruptions caused ACID RAIN and acidic lakes!!!

Posted 194 days ago.

thegreek

Asknot. You can believe that but I am not buying into any of it. There is no proof that coal emissions are killing people. No more than diesel truck exhaust fumes or car exhaust. People refuse to give up their transportation so we will never attack that like we do coal. There are insinuations that thousands die from coal emissions but no one can prove to me which source of pollution killed who!!!!All that the ice core samples prove is that the dust was there at which time. It does not prove that it caused warming or if the warming is a natural cycle which is what I believe. There was no one around 10000 years ago to record anything so it means little to me.

Posted 194 days ago.

moderation

We do know that both volcanic activity and meteor strikes impact earths weather.

Posted 194 days ago.

moderation

So greek.You may want to fact check that lost real estate estimation.Given your calculation, it would barely qualify as hill, today.

Posted 194 days ago.

thegreek

I am saying that one cannot assume that global warming and the melting ice caps are caused by burning fossil fuels and not from volcanic activity or meteor strikes.

Posted 194 days ago.

moderation

"The ice core samples do not have a tag on them that shows volcanic activity or meteor strikes causing pollution". What does that mean? What are you trying to say.

Posted 194 days ago.

thegreek

So mod. You dont think the eruption pf Mount St. Helens in the 80's would cause some acid rain??? I mean it only blew 10,000 feet or so off the top of the volcano and spewed a band of sulfuric acid smoke and dust across the US/Canada border for a week. You dont think that would add acid to the lakes and rivers of the countries. That is why I am not ready to blame burning coal as the culprit yet. The ice core samples do not have a tag on them that shows volcanic activity or meteor strikes causing pollution.

Posted 194 days ago.

moderation

greek-are you familiar with the term"acid rain", and how it affects the environment ? I have seen the results of an 'acid rain' in the contractors parking lot near the now demolished steam station that once served the old Union Carbide complex on rt. 7, south of marietta. Dozens of vehicles had significant paint damage because of their proximity to the nearby stack and favorable( if you want to call it that) atmospheric conditions.The acid took the paint of right down to the bare metal.Burnin' coal does have some negatives

Posted 194 days ago.

thegreek

350. o r g

Posted 194 days ago.

thegreek

350**** is a group that seeks to build a global grassroots movement to "solve the climate crisis," according to its webpage, and the group made clear that the warning label fight is solely an initiative by the Bay Area branch. The label's design is straightforward. It has white on black writing, topped off with "Warning" in bold on an orange background. The text reads, "The state of California has determined that global warming caused by greenhouse gases poses a serious threat to the economic well-being, public health, natural resources and the environment of California."

Posted 194 days ago.

scrappile

Coal is down to 40% in terms of providing electricity for our needs, natural gas is up to 30%, and renewables are accounting for most of the rest, including nuclear, but investors are not wanting to put their dollars into nuclear, so ready or not, coal generation is waning, but at least we will sell the coal( and our cracked natural gas) to China....

Posted 197 days ago.

thegreek

Utility companies bracing for cold front- Gary Strauss-USA Today.

Gas aint gettin er done.

Posted 197 days ago.

BeRight

The Tennessee Valley Authority, TVA, is developing a formal program for controlling coal dust at its plants and should reach all milestones in the effort later this year, a TVA spokesman told the Knoxville News-Sentinel. According to the News-Sentinel, the TVA Inspector General conducted site visits in August and September of 2012 and discovered some areas in which coal dust had accumulated to levels that exceeded the 1/32 inch industry standard. TVA had started an earlier effort to address coal dust issues the Inspector General found in 2011, but funding for that was later eliminated. According to the report, TVA has funded $17.4 million in improvements for coal-handling equipment in fiscal year 2013

Posted 197 days ago.

BeRight

60 minutes had a report on tonigth saying Obama's clean energy policy is dead.

Posted 199 days ago.

Tiredofit

I have friends that have been to china recently, and the pollution in the big cities is pretty bad. Had to laugh when ASK said they Chinese Govt didn't have control over there. The fact that they have poor safety and smog, doesn't mean the Chicom government doesn't rule with an iron fist.

Posted 202 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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