The Only Way Out for the American Economy
Here is an interesting idea, use what we have to stop sending money overseas and put Americans to work. This of course is crazy talk because heaven forbid that we would do anything that would possibly harm the precious environment in any possible way or endanger little fishies or owls. America was great when we used to dig coal and iron ore out of the ground and make stuff with it. Now that we are not allowed to do those things we have been in a steady decline. I am not saying rape the wilderness and leave giant acid pools in the wake, but lets start getting real and start using what God gave us to extract ourselves from this mess we are in. We have vast reserves of coal, gas, oil, timber, and hundreds of other products that we could be using to our and future generations benefit, but refuse to even attempt because the costs are just to high and success rates just too low because of the environmentalist and their lawsuits. We have come a long way and made huge strides in clean air, clean water, and reclamation, so why can't we open up more fields to utilization. Yes, we have to strike a balance, but lets start moving it away from absolute no utilization to responsible utilization. Lets look for good solutions to the negative effects of burning coal and minimize them, look for ways to minimize the damage caused by mining and drilling., but also start doing these things again to get America moving in the right direction. Otherwise the only alternative is to become slaves to those countries that don't give a crap and are willing to sell us the stuff regardless of the harmful effects on the planet. We can't control the bad things that happen in Iraq, Iran, or China, so isn't it better for the environment that we extract our energy sources here in America where we can limit the damage to the planet. America could and should lead the way on doing it better vice just giving up which has been the greenie mantra for decades. Just think if we had a 100 more nuclear plants today, we would have lots of clean energy to power electric vehicles and be using a lot less gas. Until recently the greenies have been totally opposed, but they are finally pulling their heads out and seeing how much better off we are using nuclear power. We need to invest in our future and do the things that we ensure we have energy for the future and do it in a smart manner, but DO IT!