Natural Gas is Much Greener Than Greens Thought
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  • Corlyss Drinkard

    EPA’s shockingly encouraging report notwithstanding, Obama will not approve the XL pipeline until after the 2014 elections, if then. He wants those green ideologues clinging tightly to his skirts.

    • skhpcola

      Exactly, because to the ecofascists, Ozero, and the ideologues that support both of those parties, smashing the economy is the modern-day equivalent of Luddites smashing the looms that brought higher standards of living. These people are a danger to the nation and our future, yet they find a credible and enthusiastic audience among the religious cult of American leftists.

    • Andrew Allison

      Can we please stop referring to them as “Greens” and call them what they are, namely Eco-Luddites!

      • Corlyss Drinkard

        I wouldn’t mind using that term, but I fear everyone but me and thee would think we were talking about those who resolutely fought the AGW hysteria.

  • Isaac Ohel

    Good news. Now, we need to accelerate the move from coal to gas in power generation. A carbon fee would serve that purpose.

    • Corlyss Drinkard

      Oh, please. Carbon nonsense. CO2 caused by human activity amounts to less than 1/10th of 1% of the CO2 in the atmosphere. Plate tectonics causes thousands times more than human activity. Perhaps we should charge the plates a tax for polluting.

      • Isaac Ohel

        Small amount (actually about 1%), true, but it is upsetting the natural balance. For the last half a million years, atmospheric CO2 has fluctuated between 200 and 300 parts per million (ppm). Since the industrial revolution it has increased at an unprecedented rate to the current level of 390 ppm. That is a 30% increase. Isotope studies indicate that the increase may be due to human activity.

  • DiogenesDespairs

    Methane is a far more potent greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide, but only has an atmospheric life of a few weeks because it is fairly active chemically.

    Of course, if you are intent on fomenting environmental hysteria, you have to ignore that inconvenient truth and hope nobody else notices…

  • Lance Sjogren

    Don’t denigrate Malthusians. I am a Malthusian but I support natural gas development.

  • flexfuel

    Finally the US is catching up to the rest of the world and starting to use natural gas on a wide level. It is cheaper and cleaner than oil (of course) and we don’t necessarily have to import it from anywhere. If we could apply this to other fuels like ethanol and methanol, I think our economy would be at a such better place today.

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