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At least "Der Heilige Obama" will now review all mountaintop removal permits, which is a setback for the US coal industry.

As sympathetic as I might be to the needs of industry, moutaintop removal is ghoulishness worthy of Sauron himself.

Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.
by Starvid on Tue Mar 31st, 2009 at 02:18:38 PM EST
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Starvid:
As sympathetic as I might be to the needs of industry, moutaintop removal is ghoulishness worthy of Sauron himself.

...the tar sands are a fairly close approximation to Mordor, as well....

"The future is already here -- it's just not very evenly distributed" William Gibson

by ChrisCook (cojockathotmaildotcom) on Tue Mar 31st, 2009 at 06:58:51 PM EST
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At least the tar sands can be rehabilitated, like the open pit coal mines in Germany.

Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.
by Starvid on Wed Apr 1st, 2009 at 07:38:38 AM EST
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Amen.

My point was only that the Sauronish externalities (social costs) are not included in the cost of a coal plant.

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Ana´s Nin

by Crazy Horse on Tue Mar 31st, 2009 at 06:59:27 PM EST
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