Let’s imagine that we could smash a couple of atoms together, crack them, and make electricity. Or throw up a big wall in front of a river, run the water through a turbine and make electricity. Or pump some water into the ground, crack the rock, and extract enough clean burning natural gas to cut the price from $13 per 1,000 cubic feet to about $3. Why wouldn’t we.
Oh, wait, we already can do all of these things.
I guess my question is, why is it that every time we try to exploit an energy source the same Leftist suspects freak the hell out? It doesn’t seem to matter what the source is, from coal to natural gas. It’s always a bad deal.
I’m starting to think that the real problem isn’t the problem they complain about, the environment. Anyone with half a brain and one functioning eye could see that poor energy starved countries are far rougher on their environment. No, I think the real problem is that the usual suspects just don’t want us to have cheap energy.
Didn’t human hater Paul Erlich say “Giving society cheap, abundant energy would be the equivalent of giving an idiot child a machine gun“?
There has to be a reason.