It's the Fourth of July.President!--Tell us what a great nation
There are several issues with how the president is doing this:1) The
timing is not good. Our economy is still tepid and implementing this will hurt
it further. We've already implemented the cleanest coal burning processes
in the world. But it will end up being for naught. Our vast coal energy reserves
will go to waste.2) The president once again by-passed Congress. As
such, there will be debate or discussion, similar to his immigration
announcement. He's again acting like a dictator instead of a president.3) The world's biggest polluter, China, will still go untouched.
They will reap the economic benefits of not having to comply, making it harder
for the USA to compete with them, while their pollution continues to blow around
the world, including some to the USA. There needs to be a global agreement on
these sort of pollution initiatives before being implemented.
* A chimney of the cooling towers? So, this smoke in the photo, could be steam
from evaporated water?* How much damage could this smoke do,
compared to volcanoes, and natural occurring forest fires?*
Decreasing dead/dry wood in a forest, would prevent many forest fires, and
diseases. Regulating peoples use to find fire wood for their fireplace has had a
negative on air pollution.
Regulating the use of dead/dry firewood has a negative effect on cleaning air