So they either make new shit up - like that CO2 canard (carbon emissions from the plants are destroying the planet ... while carbon emissions from human beings - oddly - aren't) or they change the subject. And speaking of the Roanoke Times ...
So why is that new power plant that is going to be built in Wise County such a bad thing for Wise County - other than the fact that all the new jobs it will create and all the new cash that will flow may put a strain on the inventory levels at the Wal-Mart in Norton when newly cash-lavished workers come down to buy their children some new clothes, food, and medicine?
Editorial: Act now to protect our mountaintopsI always get a big kick out of the hyperbole that must be invoked when trying to make the case against surface mining. It's not just a "destructive practice" when we rearrange the rocks, it's "incredibly destructive." If that doesn't block the creation of jobs down in Wise, expect these jokers to invoke the dreaded "super-incredibly destructive" practice of landscape beautification (my descriptor; not to be confused, probably, with theirs).
Mountains need not be decimated to extract coal and support jobs.
It is unlikely environmentalists will prevail in their fight to stop Dominion Virginia Power from building a coal-fired plant in Wise County. The project, after all, has the blessing of the General Assembly to meet two objectives: increase the supply of electricity in Virginia and create economic development in job-scarce far Southwest.
Dominion's planned 585-megawatt power station will create 75 jobs at the plant and support an additional 350 new mining jobs; it more than fits lawmakers' intent.
Yet it is the unintended consequences that have rightly alarmed environmentalists. Their concerns that the plant will worsen air pollution and encourage the incredibly destructive practice of mountaintop removal mining need to be addressed. (link)
It's odd these guys never use the same adverb when decrying the fact that forests must be destroyed in order to produce newspapers. But these environmentalists will probably argue that such destruction is incredibly beneficial to mankind.
Anyway, here's where my reading of this editorial begins and ends:
"Dominion's planned 585-megawatt power station will create 75 jobs at the plant and support an additional 350 new mining jobs"
Anything after that is nothing more than incredibly hot air.