One of the things that really gets me PO'd is the manner in which the Democrats have taken on the mantle of being the "green party". Nothing could be further from the truth.
Assuming that Obama wins the Democratic Nomination, this is one issue that we should high light. Obama has all of the characteristics of a populist demagogue who will say anything to get elected.
Obama is on the record favoring clean coal.
With coalfields nearby, Obama noted that he comes from a coal state and repeated his pitch for clean-coal technology and made clear he believes coal will continue to be a vital part of the nation's energy supply.
"Clean-coal technology should be part of that mix," he said. "We are the Saudi Arabia of coal."
Source: Baltimore Sun.
The US Dept. of Energy has recently shut down the Future Gen project for cleaning up coal because it is much more expensive and does not work very well.
Bring this back to California... Over a year ago, the Public Utilities Commission all be banned contracting for power from coal fired plants.
Source: San Diego Union Tribune.
I think it is time to take back our brand.