The haggardness of poverty is everywhere seen contrasted with the sleekness of wealth, the exhorted labor of some compensating for the idleness of others, wretched hovels by the side of stately colonnades, the rags of indigence blended with the ensigns of opulence; in a word, the most useless profusion in the midst of the most urgent wants.Jean-Baptiste Say
adpst raises a good point, to which you totally ignore. We are constantly told today that we can not have the abundant, cheap energy sources that we now rely on for our daily lives. All of this on the premise that we transition to sources that are as of yet, known, tested, proven, let alone established as viable.
In order to do this, or FORCE this upon the population as a whole, the current administration, coupled with the same enviro-terrorists that blow up car dealerships, and burn high end housing developments are employing some utopian view of something that they think is doing good, but is seeking to lessen the standard of living, and threaten the very lives of some humans in the scope of a greater good in their minds.
I, from what I see don't like MTR any more than anyone else, and as someone that travels the 'coal run highway' through TN and KY every week I know that the economic impact to the towns like Pikeville KY, and alike would be devastating at this time.
We need to pursue ALL forms of energy independence from the sources that are working against us as enemies today, but smiling like the crack dealer as they continue to take our money. That includes opening up our own resource, until we have something proven to take its place.
Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville
We can't use coal because it's dirty.
We can't use nuclear energy because it's too dangerous.
We can't use natural gas because it emits too much CO2.
We can't use solar because the panels might bother a tortoise in the desert.
We can't use windmills because it disrupts the Kennedy's view of the ocean.
We can't use hydroelectric because it might upset a snail darter (obscure little fish that no one knows or cares about).
Sounds like we're running out of options, that is if we leave it up to the environmental wackos.
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)