Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Jerry Brown is Right; Kentucky is Wrong and Steve Beshear Knows It

Coal is killing Kentucky. Even the people who mine and sell and shill it know it. As long as Kentucky clings to the rotting corpse of coal we are doomed: economically, environmentally, eternally.

Every politician who claims otherwise - I'm looking at YOU, Alison Lying Lundergan Deserved to Lose Grimes - is lying for the express purpose of destroying Kentuck's economy.

We're feeding our murderers, people.

Think Progress:

Brown listed three main goals to be accomplished within the next 15 years: First, to increase the amount of electricity the state derives from renewable sources from one-third to 50 percent. Second, to reduce petroleum use in cars and trucks by up to 50 percent. And the governor’s final goal is to double the efficiency of existing buildings and make heating fuels cleaner.

While all three of these are ambitious, the one with real teeth is the push for more renewable electricity. California currently has a goal of getting one-third of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020. Brown just moved the conversation forward a decade. If this goal is adopted it could provide the kind of regulatory stability needed for clean energy sources to thrive and for investments to soar.

Speaking at length about the importance of these actions, Brown said that “taking significant amounts of carbon out of our economy without harming its vibrancy is exactly the sort of challenge at which California excels.”
And at which Kentucky fails miserably. Our politicians - repug and Democratic - are wrapping us in barbed wire to the rotting corpse of Big Coal and we're voting to let them keep doing it.

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