Sunday, March 22, 2015

On the Fact that Radical Environmentalists Support Windmills and Solar Panels but Don't Support the Copper and Rare-Earth Mines that Are Necessary to Build Them

Their version of the immaculate conception, perhaps.


dmarks said...

Subsidizing Chinese mines. Similar, related to how Obama's auto bailout subsidized GM/Chrysler moving jobs overseas.

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

These people must still believe in the tooth fairy.

BB-Idaho said...

Processing one ton of rare earths produces 2,000 tons of toxic waste. China hires coolies and runs the stuff into the river.
Small amounts are found in just about every modern electronic device and these devices are short-lived and simply thrown away. Since the discarded stuff
is already purified, IMO there
is $$ to be made by recycling and reclaiming with our technological know how.
Mines are a NIMBY problem, given
their history of abandonment and toxic waste, so it is doubtful we
would resort to the Chinese methods.

dmarks said...

Add to that the US unions forcing the mine companies here to fire massive numbers of workers and\or offshore.