Saturday, July 26, 2008

CO2 Dumping in Natchez

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In November, I wrote articles about potential CO2 dumping in Natchez. Well, it's here in reality. I recently received an email from Susan Hovorka from the University of Texas, the researcher for the project.

Personally, I am opposed to this project, because I see it as potentially dangerous and unnecessary. However, given the political climate in Mississippi, there is probably little we can do about it.

We are all suffering from our country's addiction to oil - when we fill our gas tanks, pay our electric bill, pay more for food, etc. The Bush administration, the Barbour administration, and Republicans in general think the solution is to drill for more oil. That's like a drug addict saying all they need is a easier source of drugs. Like other addicts, Republicans are deep into denial.

Fortunately for Americans, we do have one leader with the vision to present a real solution. Recently, Al Gore gave an inspiring speech challenging America to commit to producing 100 percent of our electricity from renewable energy and other clean sources within 10 years. Think where we would be now if the Supreme Court had not elected Bush. It certainly couldn't be any worse than we are now.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Are you kidding me? He opens his mouth, praising the benefits of bio-fuels, and now the rain forest is being burned up at rates faster than any time in recent history. The cost of corn is causing massive food shortages around the world. Crowing about the virtues of something without knowing the big picture can often cause more problems than existed originally. If he was so interested in helping the world - why does he fly around all over the place in a private jet, and I'm sure you've heard about how his estate consumes more natural resources than a good size apartment complex. Oh, I forgot, he purchased carbon credits from somewhere in the 3rd world - so he's actually helping the problem. Give me a break.