There is some pro-climate justice rhetoric, courtesy of a student activist blog that is in the media biz, as the Senate devises* their version of a climate bill, (a.k.a., S.1733, the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act).
* Note: Sorry, Toggle, unable to say, “champions“, even in jest.
Meanwhile, Politics As Usual in the service of BAUAAAE (Business As Usual And Above All Else) prevails. When Al Gore rhetorically asked why might our Government, when they saw what was needed to be done, then fail to act, I was yelling at You Tube, “Because they are bought! Because they are bought!”
The language, of course, is quite beguiling. Who could oppose “a bill to create clean energy jobs, promote energy independence, reduce global warming pollution, and transition to a clean energy economy”? Well, other than someone who actually took the time to read George Orwell’s 1984 and whose reading list now is a bit FEG-ish.
So, while there is an absence of any serious attempt to reduce degradation of the atmosphere brought about by emissions from coal-fired power plants, there certainly is some effort to pretend that the government still deserves the public trust. And, mainstream media is helping to normalize the denial. Since this blog recently admitted to such denial in the past, it can appreciate the “tough thinking” proferred by Andy Revkin.
One might suppose that Washington Theater wants to distract us from the Syllogism of Doom. The Congress critters can fret and strut, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce can unleash its lawyers… Bottom line: No Coal is Clean Coal. It is a dirty lie.
You can buy it, ‘Merika, thinking that it is a bargain compared to paying for continued largess. Just a quick glance at the price tag and on to the next important matter…