Sunday, July 27, 2008

Virginia Is Sitting on the Energy Mother Lode

Another example of extreme environmentalism blocking America's energy supply. Why would the lefties do this? Except for the fact that there is ample energy supplies on America soil, why aren't we utilizing those supplies instead of paying enormous amounts to others?
Amid the rolling hills and verdant pastures of south central Virginia an unlikely new front in the battle over nuclear energy is opening up. How it is decided will tell us a lot about whether this country is willing to get serious about addressing its energy needs.

In Pittsylvania County, just north of the North Carolina border, the largest undeveloped uranium deposit in the United States -- and the seventh largest in the world, according to industry monitor UX Consulting -- sits on land owned by neighbors Henry Bowen and Walter Coles. Large uranium deposits close to the surface are virtually unknown in the U.S. east of the Mississippi River. And that may be the problem.

Virginia is one of just four states that ban uranium mining. The ban was put in place in 1984, to calm fears that had been sparked by the partial meltdown of a nuclear reactor on Three Mile Island outside of Harrisburg, Pa. in 1979.
Who do you think stoked those unfounded fears? And how exactly does banning uranium mining, uranium which is sold worldwide, calm anything. Except for the leftists environmental Marxist who plan America's demise, I see no gain in banning uranium mining. Just a whole lot of stupidity.

But then there is this ...
Messrs. Bowen and Coles, who last year formed a company called Virginia Uranium, are asking the state to determine whether mining uranium really is a hazard and, if not, to lift the ban. But they've run into a brick wall of environmental activists who raise the specter of nuclear contamination and who are determined to prevent scientific studies of the issue.
Let me see if I have this right -- America can't drill for oil, can't build refineries, can't build nuclear power plants, can't build coal fired power plants -- OK so what can we do? Add to the list we can't mine uranium. But we can pay $700 billion a year to terror states for energy. We can burn food and build useless windmills, and electric cars, which will never deliver what they promise.

Ever heard of things this stupid?

One more thing, warmism == Communism, and Obama is a Communist, the chosen one to enslave the people of America.

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