An article appeared in a Kentucky Newspaper, and a survey taken by an Opinion Research Corp. poll that shows as many as 78 percent of Kentuckians are inclined to support a five-year moratorium on new coal-fired power plants.
I find it hard to believe that 64 percent of Kentuckians surveyed believe that "global warming is a problem and we have a limited time to figure out the solution." Only 15 percent denied it's a problem. Then in this article it says 90% of Kentuckians percent get their electricity from coal and is the nation's third-leading producer of coal. I wonder if the coal fired power plants shut down, how many of the those responding to this survey, would think it was a good idea to fire them back up until, we found some more energy sources? I don't claim to have much knowledge on global warming, much less to be able to give a good answer on how to correct it. This article doesn't give you one nickel of advise, nor does it address global warming. It reads like someone from Massachusetts did a survey up there, not in Kentucky. All it has done is throw coal under the bus, along with coal fired plants. Remember the days when George W. Bush tried that old wore out scare tactic on Americans for votes? He made you think, that only he and the Republicans could keep you safe. Isn't it funny, you never hear about those warnings anymore, soon after Bush was reelected. The survey results come at a time when emissions from burning coal have been linked by scientists to predictions of potentially catastrophic climate changes. My thought a catastrophic result will happen, if we don't get our national budget under control, and start paying down our debt.
But this much I do know, gasoline at the pump has taken some good bucks out of my pocket. And Natural Gas is right here in North America that could bridge the gap until more advanced technology, can invent a battery that can power a car for a month, before you need to charge it again, and it weighs less then a car battery of today. Imagine paying as little as $1.25 a gallon to run your car. Not for gasoline. Instead, you would pump a fuel that's readily available, North American-produced and virtually pollution-free. Many motorists could even fill up in their own garages every night just like they would power-up with one of the gas-electric plug-in hybrids still under development. Many streets throughout America have Natural Gas pipelines on them. So putting fuel in your car, from your home, would be an easy thing to accomplish for many Americans. Gasoline stations change pumps, almost as often as leap year arrives, so putting in a pump to fuel up a car on natural gas is not near as big a deal, as trying to reduce the green house gas, from a coal fired generating power plant.
Whether we are spending $300 billion, or $700 billion, and some believe that figure could reach far beyond a trillion in one year on foreign oil, we need to be thinking of taking care of ourselves instead of the worry that an old man in Texas is going to make billions from Natural Gas, or build a Turbine Wind Farm. At least T. Boone Pickens, has brought attention to a bigger problem, that we face today, not 50 years from now