Guest “You can’t fix stupid” by David Middleton

Left-wing activists demand Democrats exclude nuclear and carbon capture from climate bill
by Abby Smith, Energy and Environment Reporter | | May 12, 2021

Left-wing climate activists are stepping up their opposition to policies from top Democrats promoting nuclear energy and carbon capture, signaling a tough debate as the Biden administration advances legislation to curb power sector emissions.

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Jean Su, energy justice program director with the Center for Biological Diversity, said there’s a prevailing narrative that 100% renewable energy isn’t feasible because there isn’t the political will to figure out how to get there.

“Nobody knows exactly how to get there yet because nobody is trying,” Su said. “We need to actually try, and how we try is by putting on very stern deadlines as close as possible to now.”

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They say policies that promote technologies such as nuclear energy and carbon capture, or allow natural gas to continue operating, harm the health of minority and poorer regions the most, as they’ll continue to breathe air polluted by power plant smokestacks or live near toxic mining sites.

“When you want to get to the heart of racism and inequalities, the tentacles in our energy system are very deep,” Su said. “And if you want to actually address that in our energy system, that means you have to start at the core of it, which is stopping these fossil fuel plants altogether.”

Washington Examiner

“Nobody knows exactly how to get there yet because nobody is trying. We need to actually try, and how we try is by putting on very stern deadlines as close as possible to now.”

Ms. Su mustn’t have watched much Star Trek…

“They’ll continue to… live near toxic mining sites…”

As opposed to living and dying *in* toxic mining sites?

Are These Tech Companies Complicit In Human Rights Abuses Of Child Cobalt Miners In Congo?

The lawsuit alleges that “the young children mining Defendants’ cobalt are not merely being forced to work full-time, extremely dangerous mining jobs at the expense their educations and futures; they are being regularly maimed and killed by tunnel collapses and other known hazards common to cobalt mining in the DRC.” Apple, Alphabet, Microsoft, Dell and Tesla are alleged to have been aiding and abetting the deaths and serious injuries of the Claimant’s children working in cobalt mines in the supply chain of the tech corporations.

Forbes

“When you want to get to the heart of racism and inequalities, the tentacles in our energy system are very deep. And if you want to actually address that in our energy system, that means you have to start at the core of it, which is stopping these fossil fuel plants altogether.”

Jean Su just earned a Billy Madison Lifetime Achievement Award with a Ron White Cluster Frack.

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May 14, 2021