I wonder if all the folks who are so fired up (pun intended!) about the
"filthy air" that coal-fired plants emit (which, by the way, are not
even NEAR the Wasatch front...) would give their gas-guzzling SUV's. Seems like that would help clear up that nasty inversion in their area. But you know what, it's probably those same disgusting coal miners
driving their vehicles down in Carbon and Emery counties that's making the
Wasatch front air so bad, eh?Come see God's country in Emery
county, where the skies are blue all winter long.I agree with Blue
Collar: Do your part, start living off the grid!
The environazis would have you believe that the sky is falling and we will all
die next week and our kids will sprout three arms because of what they termed as
"climate change" formerly known as "Global Warming" and prior to
that "greenhouse gases". Since it has been proven that most if not all
of the climate change computer models, which the enviro's go by are flawed
and skewed. The reality of the situation is that man has little effect on the
overall environment. One good blast from a volcano will spew more stuff in the
air than all of us combined over many years. I remember many years ago when the
air in Salt Lake, due to coal fired furnaces we quite bad. Over many years they
have developed natural gas technologies and also technology to clean up the coal
fired plants. We've always had temperature inversions along the Wasatch
Front. I don't think that they are as bad in recent years as in years
Also turn in all the steel products you own, Steel is made with coal,(coke).
No coal, no steel products.
So mining coal is a broken program? If coal is a evil broken program, then you
turning on your light's, washer, dryer, furnace,fridge,freezer, computer,
and charging your smart phone must also be a problem. If you hate coal so bad
and what coal provides and has provided then I invite you to quit being
hypocritical and start living off the grid starting now.
Coal critics have said that the commodity is undervalued.Ok. But
that means there is a more demand for coal, that is why it is more valuable. I
would hope (and I apologize to the miners) that as people are more aware of
global warming that their energy consumption will come down but that is not
happening.Again, the approach is to reduce the supply to make the
price go up for the remaining commodicty. That is supply side environmentalism.
We need demand side envinironmentalism where we all conserve so the demand goes
down and the price too."You picked the wrong location to look
into the eyes of the people who are affected by the overreach of the federal
government." I agree. Apparently the government's overreach does not
seem like such a 'liberal' action anymore.Sorry miners,
but we do need to move beyond coal. But the federal government needs to find a
good way to do this and so far they are only making things worse.
Its a little less dramatic, but this coal interest parade of humble, battered
souls just trying to make a living on US land reminds me of the tobacco decline
in my wife's home state of Kentucky.Same dynamics, the
overbearing feds squeezing the life out of a proud, multigenerational way of
life, despite the Tobacco companies hiring their own scientists to prove that
tobacco was actually good for you.Today, the coal mining industry
simply doesn't believe any findings that coal contributes to climate change
and air pollution. Climate change is a myth, of course, and there's no
point in convincing brain washed Californians to change their mind, but why
can't Utah coal producers sell to Asian countries who haven't been
brainwashed?Eerily similar to Tobacco's last days, when the
narrative was "We've given up fighting the FDA as they destroy American
freedom, but at least let us ship cigarettes to Asia. They don't have an
FDA to tell them what's good for them. The Chinese Communists are more
free than we are!"