Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Environmentalism Creating Misery

Interesting column in The Tennessean by Phil Valentine about how environmentalists are working for misery and therefore in some sense reminds him of Atlas Shrugged villains. He relates this to the latest energy bill, passed by the U.S Congress, which will ban incandescent lightbulbs by 2012 and by 2020 ban vehicles (including SUVs, pickups and minivans) which have a fuel economy of less than 35 miles per gallon (14 kilometer per liter), and also mandate a fivefold increase in the use of ethanol.

Here's the money quote:

"While we marvel at our advanced civilization, they cram into their hybrids to go lobby Congress, all the while claiming to be "progressive.'' News flash: Dimmer lights and less-safe automobiles are not progress."


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