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View Diary: Exporting Carbon Pollution - We Shall Not Participate in Our Own Destruction (91 comments)

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  •  My feeling is to tell the coal industry: "OK, you (1+ / 0-)
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    say clean coal is possible, go ahead prove it. Otherwise, we can't afford to clean up after you, (including the effects of mountaintop removal, the coal ash dumps, ocean acidification, and the mercury problem. "

    The discussion that has not fully ripened in this country is about the costs of each energy source and who should pay for it. That alone will give a boost to renewables. They ultimately should be subsidized because they empower the middle and working class. That's ultimately a boon to capitalism which is suffering from lack of middle class demand.

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