Monday, January 26, 2009

Is Moran trying to skirt alternative energy?

Former Delegate and current Gubernatorial candidate, Brian Moran is against coal energy. Why, you ask? Moran believes that a proposed coal plant in Surry County will cause global warming and harm the Chesapeake Bay. Now, it doesn't take a genius to realize that coal is a natural resource that has not been linked to any environmental harm. In fact, it is a clean burning alternative fuel source.

According to The Washington Post, Moran is using this to woo the environmentalists into his camp. However, this might cause Moran to lose a few votes in Southwest Virginia, where the coal industry is the major employer.

Coal is good, Brian, and it does not cause global warming like your good friend, Al Gore presumes.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

If y'all think that a simply "coal is good" message is helpful to the R cause in NoVA or even harmful to the Moran cause in NoVA, y'all are dead wrong. Only a small minority understand the complete BS of Al Gore's man-made global warming junk science. But the vast majority in NoVA, Rs included - Ds unanimous, have drunk the cool aid on this one. If you want to be helpful, you have to carefully spell out the downside of cancelling the Southwest Energy Plant in terms of increasing energy prices, higher unemployment in Southwest, technology improvements to mitigate emissions, etc. Yes, Brian is going over the edge on all his whacko enviro stuff as D polling shows the whacko enviros could be the key to the nomination. And he might pay a price in SW in November if he gets the nomination. But nothing he is doing is hurting his chances in NoVA in November if he is the candidate.

Anonymous said...

"Now, it doesn't take a genius to realize that coal is a natural resource that has not been linked to any environmental harm. In fact, it is a clean burning alternative fuel source."

Um...false. Even the coal industry doesn't say that.

Anonymous said...

I bet Kraft Foods really hates Jim Jones.

Anonymous said...

Good is certainly a relative term. In what sense is coal good?

As to coal not causing global warming, what evidence do you have to cite that it does not? Combustion of coal produces carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide (to name a few emissions) both of which are greenhouse gases. Greenhouse gases warm the planet, which accounts for why we don't live on a ball of ice. But too much is a bad thing. For reference, Venus's atmosphere is 97% carbon dioxide and the surface temperature there is 896 degrees fahrenheit. I know that's oversimplification, but you get the picture.

Anonymous said...

You guys are hilarious! Coal is a "clean burning alternative fuel source?" If that's true, then blasting the tops off of mountains to get the coal is being a "good steward of the environment."

bmo said...

Great post. Maybe Moran can call out the Virginia National Guard when the sun doesn't shine or the wind doesn't blow! Keep it real!

Anonymous said...

Uh, for those that believe that burning of coal has no negative environmental impact, you should read this:

London's Killer Fog of 1952
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=873954

Clean-Coal-Zombie Killer said...

Enjoyed reading your "Nuh-Uh" elementary school rhetoric. It's nice to know that while I'm "no genius", there are plenty of folks dumber than me.

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