dcwarlickabout 1 year ago
The article is good and makes sense, but we can't be against everything. What exactly is this author for? I remember about 1970 when the US set limits on oil imports, but that made gasoline too expensive, so we dropped the import limitations. Then some thought nuclear energy was clean and cheap, but every new facility got sued by the public or micromanaged by the NRC. In Atlanta, where I live, we regulate new car emissions but not the smelly output of old cars, leaf blowers, or public vehicles (school buses). I'm fine with limiting coal (not that the US uses much coal, as most of it is consumed in China), but let's fasttrack something we like (domestic corn, imported sugar, North Dakota shale, Texas oil, Pacific Coast wind, ocean currents, sunlight) and stop all the lawsuits against the preferred source.