Writing for Greenwire, Darren Samuelsohn reports on action by West Virginia Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D). The exemplary coal state senator “pushed back at the Obama budget request, saying it fell well short of what was necessary.” Necessity in the Coal State lexicon means perpetuation of the “clean coal” lie. “In an interview as he left the hearing, Rockefeller said his complaints didn’t rest with the budget.”
It’s not a question of money, it’s a question of the overall approach,” he said. “I just wonder whether they really do understand the importance of coal, the fact the nation can’t exist without it.
The biggest single source of carbon emissions in Washington, D.C. belongs to Congress.
Excellent suggestion, Jay! Let’s see if we can. It probably will be quite difficult to start. Similar to when the Russians pulled out of Cuba and there was no money to pay for foreign oil. But, you know, they muddled through. And, now there are using oil again, although not in the same way.