cayadopi at yahoo.com
Sun Nov 29 14:20:51 EST 2009
Some 40% of US electricity production comes from coal.
Some 80% of the US population lives in cities.
Shouldn't the cities set an example for the rest of the population and do their part in reducing coal emmissions?
It has to start somewhere. And the government needs to LEAD. But the government doesn't lead - it wants to keep its lights on, and just tax people into attempting to get the people to turn their lights off.
It isn't logical to me to complain about coal emmissions, and then not turn off wasteful electricity usage. To me, you can't have both. You either have lights in the cities with coal emmissions or nuclear waste or attempt to convert to a different depleting energy source like natural gas, or you have cleaner air and start turning off the light in the cities.
Every taxpayer should start pressuring their local governments to reduce energy usage simply by turning off most of the lights.
From: Lynn Wigglesworth <lynnw1366 at hotmail.com>
To: homestead at lists.ibiblio.org
Sent: Sun, November 29, 2009 1:35:22 PM
Subject: Re: [Homestead] Climate-Gate
> If government is so concerned about global warming, why not >start with
> forcing the government turning of all those street >lights,
I thought the point of streetlights was to light the city streets at night?
We don't have them out here, but when I lived in the city, if I had to walk
through unlit streets, I'd have never left my house after dark.
Tioga Co. PA
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