Monday, September 23, 2019
Cuomo the Luddite
Friends, my latest article explores the hypocrisy and downright kookiness of our esteemed Govenor Andrew Cuomo. I've written before of Cuomo's vendetta against fossil fuels. He's still hard at work trying to deprive you and yours of power and heat. No one can fault him for lying down on the job! So far New York politicians' ability to stymie the energy industry and utility companies has been minimal, but don't count them out. If the Greta Thunbergs of this world have their ear, you can bet the attacks on our economic lifeblood will intensify.
Meanwhile, check out this article on the decline of the coal industry:
Coal's long-term decline is, as the article suggests, mainly due to economic factors, especially the cost-effectiveness of natural gas, but political factors still play a role. Wouldn't it be nice if, instead of thinking up ways to torpedo whole industries and hundreds of thousands of American jobs, we spent just as much effort trying to reduce the carbon emissions and other pollutants those industries produce? Then we could have our cake and eat it too. The truth is that "clean coal" is closer to becoming a reality than it's ever been, but liberals seem determined to drive a stake through coal's heart, regardless of changing circumstances. I can hear the nuclear industry saying, "Tell us about it!" Above all, we need an energy policy based on reason, not on mass hysteria.