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Energetic Hypocrites

Meet the Sierra Club. Apparently, they accepted $26M from Chesapeake Energy and its subsidiaries. These companies are one of the largest groups providing natural gas-drilling operations.

The Sierra Club accepted these funds to support their disdain for coal mining and the subsequent coal-fired energy plants. Something about “dirty coal”, if I am not mistaken.

Let’s see what it takes to produce (currently) natural-gas, shall we?

From Wikipedia:

Before natural gas can be used as a fuel, it must undergo processing to clean the gas and remove impurities including water in order to meet the specifications of marketable natural gas. The by-products of processing include ethane, propane, butanes, pentanes, and higher molecular weight hydrocarbons, hydrogen sulphide (which may be converted into pure sulfur), carbon dioxide, water vapor, and sometimes helium and nitrogen.

Carbon dioxide? CO2? Horrors!

Okay, who’s buying carbon credits for this, hmmm? Sierra CLub or Chesaapeake Energy?

Go climb a tree you idjits.

Power Loss

The EPA is about to get medieval on us. Or, send us back in time to that age of darkness.
IER Identifies Coal Fired Power Plants Likely to Close as Result of EPA Regulations

The United States has the world’s largest coal resources. In fact we have 50 percent more coal than Russia, the country with the next largest reserves. But coal use in the United States is under assault.

Soon, the only use left for coal will be placing it in EPA’s Christmas stocking.
Thank the Grinch, folks, er, Obama.