Archive for April 30th, 2009

Sucker play of the day: Greens ‘giving’ on nukes and carbon storage to get climate bill

April 30, 2009

How — EUPHEMISM ALERT! — “naive” are the nuclear and coal industries? We may soon find out.

Carbon Control Newsreports that an EPA congressional affairs attorney told a Washington, DC think tank audience that,

Even members [of Congress] with the most progressive constituencies are “willing to give up their efforts to hinder” nuclear and [carbon capture and storage] “in order to serve the higher good of getting carbon policies enacted.”

It’s a wonder no one in the audience choked on their lunch at that one.

I have little doubt that the nuclear and coal industries will accept this statement at face value and proceed to walk into the bear trap that is greenhouse gas regulation.

But the greens will never allow carbon capture and storage (CCS) and they will never allow more nuclear power to come on line — no matter how much they seem to nod their heads now in order to get a bill.

The greens may say they will tolerate these things to get a climate bill, but the greens’ word never has been, is not and will never be good or binding on them.

No matter what language is included in whatever bill, in the end, the greens will find grandmothers and children to lay down in front of the bulldozers — and that will be the end of new nukes and CCS.

If the coal industry wants to survive and if the nuclear power industry wants to maintain its 20%-share of the U.S. power mix, both must treat the greens like the mortal enemies that they are. When it comes to the greens’ naked aggression, it’s crush or be crushed.

As between industry and the greens, my money is on the greens — at least for right now since, like Stalin in 1924 and Hitler in 1938, they are only only ones who actually understand that there are no rules to the for-all-the-marbles game they are playing.

Video: Steve Milloy on Glenn Beck

April 30, 2009

Click here to watch Steve Milloy’s appearance last night on Fox News Channel’s Glenn Beck show.

Cap-And-Trade: Al Gore’s Cash Cow

April 30, 2009

Today’s lead editorial in Investor’s Business Daily about Al Gore’s profiteering at consumer/taxpayer expense mentions Steve Milloy’s new book, Green Hell: How Environmentalists Plan to Control Your Life and What You Can Do to Stop Them.

As IBD points out:

Gore’s altruism claim [during last week’s congressional hearing] is phony. According to a March 6 Bloomberg report, Gore invested $35 million of his own money not in green nonprofits, but with the very profitable Capricorn Investment Group LLC, a Palo Alto, Calif., firm that directs clients to green investments and invests in makers of environmentally friendly products.