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  •  ok - a carbon tax - that works (0+ / 0-)

    I think you are missing the point that keystone, and tar sands, are a particular disaster environmentally because it requires putting carbon into the air to mine it.

    and sequestration ? really ?  never gonna work.  it's a way to make the coal producing states feel like they will always produce coal - when it's one of the first things we should get rid of.

    gotta find the replacement energy though - and instead of doing that we're screwing around wasting valuable time and money and idiocies like sequestration.

    big badda boom : GRB 090423

    by squarewheel on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 08:58:45 AM PST

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    •  You don't seem to grasp (1+ / 0-)
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      either the meaning or the necessity of "sequestration".  400 ppm is too much.  350 ppm is probably too much.  We have to remove what we have dumped into the atmosphere already.

      It is not enough to just stop adding more.

      Oh, and, "putting carbon into the air to mine it"?  I guess you've never seen a well-head flair.  Sure, tar sand mining wastes even more, but it's a marginal issue.  Stop oil consumption and it goes away anyway.

      Fake Left, Drive Right . . . not my idea of a Democrat . . .

      by Deward Hastings on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 09:11:28 AM PST

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