Climate plan vs. coal I
The news story “Obama sparks $7B action in Africa” in the July 1 print edition of the Trib said that in a speech at South Africa's Cape Town University, “President Obama ... announced an initiative to double access to electric power in sub-Saharan Africa with an initial $7 billion investment from the United States.” The effort will first focus on Ethiopia, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda and Mozambique.
It's ironic that while the president pledges American tax dollars to provide energy for Africa, he is attempting to destroy the coal industry in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and the rest of our country by imposing onerous regulations on an industry that produces 50 percent of America's energy.
I hope there are restrictions that accompany this $7 billion gift, stating that any energy funded by this money must be produced by wind farms and sunshine. Heaven forbid that it be produced by coal, wood or natural gas.
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