Will Al Gore call for the shutting down of coal fired electric generating plants?
Original post made by GGRick, Charleston Gardens, on Feb 25, 2007
Since coal fired power plants emit enormus amounts of CO2 and other toxic pollutants, including mercury and radioactive materials into the atmosphere they must be phased out and the other alternative available to produce the same amount of electricity without producing CO2 and the other toxic materials must be built ASAP. Al Gore has never said how we are going to produce electricity without the CO2 and the other toxic materials. The coal lobby is probably spending hundreds of millions of dollars to stop any action to phase out the burning of coal. I would speculate that the coal lobby is behind the propaganda aginst the alternative to coal. I have heard that the S.J. Merc News has an articl on this topic in todays paper, Sunday.