Posts Tagged ‘attack on fossil fuels’

Fossil fuels responsible for moral and social decay?

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

Source:  Reason.com

Conservatives Against Consumption

Are fossil fuels responsible for moral and social decay?

All of the Republican presidential hopefuls who are so strenuously trying to out-do each other in defending family values may be overlooking one of the chief causes of moral and social decay: increased fossil fuel use. This is the surprising suggestion recently made by a couple of conservative intellectuals, Georgetown University political philosopher Patrick Deneen and American Conservative editor Rod Dreher.

Their speculation about the pernicious social effects of increased fossil fuel use was provoked by a recent article by conservative columnist George Will. In that column, Will argued, “A specter is haunting progressivism, the specter of abundance.” Will asserts that progressives “crave energy scarcities as an excuse for rationing—by them—that produces ever-more-minute government supervision of Americans’ behavior.” Unfortunately, progressive schemes for using energy rationing to gain further control over American lives are being undermined by the abundance of natural gas that has been unleashed by fracking. In addition, Will celebrates the fact that by shunning G.M.’s all-electric Volt automobile Americans are ignoring progressive hectoring to consume less. (more…)

EPA and the Merucry Scare

Monday, June 27th, 2011

Source:  CFACT

by Paul Driessen

Trying to correct all the disinformation about “mercury and air toxics” is a full-time job

Ever since public, congressional and union anger and anxiety persuaded the Environmental Protection Agency to delay action on its economy-strangling carbon dioxide rules, EPA has been on a take-no-prisoners crusade to impose other job-killing rules for electricity generating plants.

As President Obama said when America rejected cap-tax-and-trade, “there’s more than one way to skin the cat.” If Congress won’t cooperate, his EPA will lead the charge. Energy prices will “skyrocket.” Companies that want to build coal-fired power plants will “go bankrupt.” His administration will “fundamentally transform” our nation’s energy, economic, industrial and social structure. (more…)

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