Saturday, August 4, 2007

Reid says he'll stop rural power projects

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid told The Associated Press on Thursday he'll do "everything I can" to stop construction of three major coal-fired power plants in Nevada and will push for more alternative energy development.

It would make sense politically to support the proposed eastern Nevada projects but "I can't do it.

"All these power moguls want to do is to steal our air and water," Reid said, adding that the power plants might be good for economic development in rural areas "but this isn't good for Nevada. I can't comprehend how much coal would be used."...

And that is the reason giving away pollution permission under a Cap-and-Trade system is exactly what the special interests like USCAP want.

They think they own the sky and want the permits for free.

From the Ely Times