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Earlier this week, a comparative news story on the Presidential campaign was presented on the PBS Newshour which provides one of the best metaphors for what this campaign is all about. Governor Romney was speaking in front of a group of coal miners in West Virginia, while President Obama was in Iowa talking about the wind energy success of the second most prolific state behind Texas on this clean energy source. Romney was talking about the veracity of coal while Obama was espousing on the growing success of wind energy as one of the alternative energy solutions we must embrace.
While in abundance in the US, coal energy has historical been one of the worst contributors to toxins in the environment and has hastened the impact of global warming. Coal energy in the US is about 50% of our energy sourcing and the US is responsible for 1/4 of the greenhouse…
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