Written by K. Daniel Glover
Tuesday, 29 September 2009 13:31
Coal-generated power is essential to keeping energy affordable and people employed across America, and Kansas will be hit particularly hard if the country adopts a global warming tax. Ann made those points today in a op-ed for the Wichita Eagle.
Here is an excerpt from the piece:
Jobs already are at stake in western Kansas, where global-warming hysteria has delayed Sunflower Electric Power Corp.'s plans to construct a coal-fired generator. The project is essential to meeting Kansas' power needs over the next 10 to 20 years, and it will keep energy rates lower for the state's residents.
It also will boost the economy and create thousands of jobs during construction and many years of operation. That's real money for real people -- and income in the form of tax revenue for the state.
The op-ed appeared a day after Ann's speech to the Wichita Rotary Club about global warming hysteria and the premiere of Not Evil Just Wrong. Here are some reader reactions, pro and con:
- I have read and researched enough to know that a huge amount of the "science" of global warming is blatantly falsified, but what do you expect out of an industry that provides science grants based on adherence to a political agenda?
- Support for cap-and-trade has evaporated. ... The Senate will [be] wise to bury this complex and risky legislation.
- While I am not in line with all aspects of the environmental movement, it does amaze me how many Kansans take the head-in-the-sand approach to it. I mean, man has been nonstop polluting the planet for the last 120 years or so, and Kansans just get behind the anti-global-warming (Republican) movement.
- The economic downturn has hit Ireland particularly hard. ... It's not surprising that an Irish filmmaker has a skewed outlook and would quote anything from the Heritage Foundation as fact.
- China builds two unregulated coal power plants a week. Nothing we do can offset that. This is all about controlling your lives, emptying your wallets and making sure you are all miserable Third-Worlders.