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  •  OK. So Nebraska took a step (0+ / 0-)

    Good for Nebraska.

    This is, at best a stopgap measure.  So no, I don't see this glass as half full.  Because it isn't.

    Already, communities are being disrupted due to fracking.  Children's health suffers worst.  Old people are next.  Those who can afford to, move away - - but not everyone is so fortunate.

    And, just like all other fossil fuels, gas pollutes.  Not as badly as oil and coal, to be sure.  But it's not clean.

    Eventually Nebraska will wake up, stick a finger in the air and exclaim, "Why didn't anyone tell us it was windy out here?"  But then there will be delay after delay, excuse after excuse, because the gas infrastructure will have to be scrapped and the wind grid built.  

    I wonder what would happen if Nebraska took the step it really needs to take?  Of course, they'd have to cut their ties with the oil barons who, after all, also own the gas fields.

    And that, right there, is why Nebraska is refusing to use the resources it has in abundance.  Gee.  What a surprise.

    The price of apathy is to be ruled by evil men - - Plato . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . We must be the change we wish to see in the world - - Mohandas Gandhi

    by twocrows1023 on Sun Jun 22, 2014 at 02:57:15 PM PDT

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