Junk in the mailbox
Original post made by Walter_E_Wallis, Midtown, on Oct 9, 2010
The cover shows a cut little girl in an oxygen mask and, foolishly, a very fuzzy doggie doll close beside her. The accusation is that point source air pollution is the cause of her distress.
Point pollution has been reduced over 90% in spite of growth since the 40's when smog control was initiated. The major cause of auto pollution, today, is idling while waiting the toll collector. The major cause of respiratory distress today is plant allergies and the major defense against them is affordable air conditioning and affordable energy to run them. It helps if the folks are employed to afford their daughter's comfort.
The boutique energy these folks champion is several times as expensive and several orders less dependable than conventional source energy, affordable only with heave subsidy and punitive competition regulation. The jobs they champion are handyman type rather than the professional wages paid professional operators in the base stations that keep the lights on when the sun don't shine and the wind don't blow.
If 23 fails, say bye to energy intensive jobs and move the old folks out on the porch rocker and hope the lemonade and palm fan will compensate for the TV they used to watch in comfort.
Our last hope if 23 fails is a success in the Texas lawsuit to force the EPA to use valid science to support their ukases.