According to this article, the estimated loss of electrical generating capacity, due to arbitrary regulations, will be 700% higher than that predicted by the Environmental Protection Agency. The loss of reliable electricity is anticipated to affect 44.7 million homes; and the cost will go up, also.
Coal is bad, according to bureaucrats, and some politicians. They base this opinion on unproven theories, which gave Al Gore the opportunity to make a lot of money from stupidity. Meanwhile, millions will find costly, unreliable energy in their near future and the damage of closed coal generating plants can't be changed like turning on a light switch. Huge coal fired boilers require constant attention and take months - if not years - to bring back on line, when they're shut down for any period of time.
In a perfect world, only those responsible for this debacle would be affected. Since this isn't the situation, it's up to us to remind those folks every time we see them in the grocery store. After all, the government isn't some faceless being; it's your neighbors and they'll keep making your life miserable if you don't let them know how much you wish they'd go away...to someplace dark and cold. We don't want them down here where it's usually warm. We have a bunch of Mexicans we have to figure out how to make go home.
In Case You've Wondered
My blog is where my wandering thoughts are interspersed with stuff I made up. So, if while reading you find yourself confused about the context, don't feel alone. I get confused, too.
If you're here for the stories, I started another blog: scratchingforchange.blogspot.com
One other thing: sometimes I write words you refuse to use in front of children, or polite company, unless you have a flat tire, or hit your thumb with a hammer.
I don't use them to offend; I use them to embellish.