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  •  Perhaps one might be wise to consider why (2+ / 0-)
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    jonimbluefaninWV, tardis10

    the FutureGen, clean coal plant is less welcome in Texas than in Illinois.

    In Texas, 50% of all electrical generation is fueled by natural gas, and Texas is the nation's largest producer of natural gas.

    Texas is also the largest producer of electricity through wind technology.

    Moreover, Texas produced over $26 billion in oil last year, while coal production accounted for $688 million in sales. Illinois, by contrast, saw $1.6 billion in coal production and only about $625 million in oil production.

    Most of the coal utilized in Texas electrical plants is imported from Wyoming.

    So it shouldn't be the least surprising that Bodman pulled the plug on FutureGen in Texas a year ago. The Bush administration was always beholden to the oil and gas industries.

    "If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich." JFK - January 20, 1961

    by rontun on Fri Jul 03, 2009 at 07:48:59 AM PDT

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