Rethink coal-to- liquid fuel - Roanoke.com: "But if the 9th District was a big tobacco-producing region would we want to promote the use of tobacco products to keep a few thousand employed? When should the health of the world's population subject itself to the economic well-being of the few?
This is the sort of shortsightedness from our elected officials that has brought us so far down the road toward these 'catastrophic changes for the planet.'
Many supporters of coal have used the argument that the United States is the 'Saudi Arabia of coal.' I submit that the United States is also the 'Saudi Arabia of innovation and technology.'"
July 13, 2007
On undercutting the seemingly strong arguments in favor of "coal to fuel" technology