This is an interrogation that, like wellsite in deep water, emphasizes all the warnings across all the profitable and surrounding groups. The New York Times published an article where all this cleared out in a outstanding example – wind turbines on mountains or mountain top removal. Tall towers on mountains; or undermining the top of mountains and delivering all the demolition waste into neighboring streams. How much more sheer can a comparison be? And yet, we do not have common opinion to select wind turbines over mountaintop removal. How can this be?
I apply seriously the CEO of Massey Energy, Mr. Blankenship’s ideas that coal is less expensive than other resources, is national for the US, and designs jobs within country. These are important arguments. We cannot implement renewables in the US without coming to grips with them.
But I also have belief that the position of the coal industry is an example of the little time, exploitive behavior that the “avarice is good” society took us. The industry is in a way a victim of its own lifestyle. They have taken extreme capitalism to its dead end, just as Wall Street did. Avarice is not good; and little time guessing is not definitive for anything, even benefits. There are causes that both are mythically identical with selling one’s soul to the devil. (more…)