“In every deliberation we must consider the impact on the seventh generation… even if it requires having skin as thick as the bark of a pine,” goes the Great Law of the Iroquois. If you embrace liquid coal, however, it is quite safe to say there is only one generation you are thinking of (see “Coal-to-Liquid Is a Dead End“).
“Greed is right. Greed works. Greed clarifies, cuts through, and captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit. Greed, in all of its forms — greed for life, for money, for love, knowledge — has marked the upward surge of mankind. And greed — you mark my words — will not only save Teldar Paper, but that other malfunctioning corporation called the USA,” goes the Great Law of the Capitalists.
Obviously, thick skin ain’t what it used to be. But greed never goes out of style. E&E’s Climate Wire has the sad story:
Last week, the Crow Nation announced plans to build a coal-to-liquids plant in Montana that may provide fuel for the Air Force. That followed news of a potential coal-fired power plant on Navajo Nation land in New Mexico.
Now, as many as six coal projects, including some that would produce liquid fuel, are “under consideration” in Montana either on reservations or in nearby locations that could make use of tribal labor and resources, according to Chantel McCormick, an energy development officer for the state. Her remarks echoed a Bush administration official who said Tuesday that several tribes had “expressed interest” recently in building plants that convert coal to diesel or jet fuel.
What’s especially sad is the inevitable lies that must accompany the pursuit of the dirtiest fuel imaginable: