Sunday, January 14, 2007
One Reason We're Number One: Coal
If you ever wondered why the 'great' state of Texas ranks first in air pollution (mentioned here awhile back), you need look no further than this little dissection, courtesy of Rolling Stone (a periodical, which typically concerns itself with entertainment drivel, but usually carries one or two interesting political pieces per issue), which helpfully connects the dots between the massive power corporation TXU, the 'illustrious' governor (called by some, Governor Goodhair), and the hastily arranged construction of many many polluting coal-fired electrical plants. Once again, the state marches steadily and ignorantly back into the past, while the rest of the world (well, except China) goes the other way. Makes a resident proud.