Spouting jingoisms like “America needs the energy” and then giving her natural gas is like saying “My mother needs something to drink” and then giving her whiskey.
Almost every single argument for natural gas is based on false basic assumptions, and each one stands directly in the way of what’s supposed to be America’s main asset – it’s ingenuity.
I remember being in the “Ecology Club” in junior high, in the early ’70s, and there was talk about solar energy, wind power, etc. 40 years later and we’ve barely made progress. Hell, we could land a man on the moon within 10 years of Kennedy’s inspirational speech, but we can’t harness enough green energy to power the country by the 21st century. Why?
The ONLY reason is because the prevailing industries benefited from the Space Race, and they benefit by stonewalling renewable energy. It is this pernicious stonewalling and mealy-mouthing that shills like T. Boone Pickens likes to miscall “progress” that is hurting real progress. Please don’t fall for these hucksters.
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