coalkirk wrote:No, it's not a BIG OIL conspiracy. It's due to having to satisfy all the demands of the environmental wackos. They are even opposed to the wind turbine generators because some stupid birds might fly into the blades and be killed. I call that natural selection or survival of the smarter species. There is a sizable group of these people whose goal it is to ban the burning of solid fuel. Right now they are focusing on wood burners because there are so many more of them but they'll get around to us coal burners sooner or later.
Good morning coalkirk.....I see it slightly differently than you. (shocking eh?) I think Big Oil is more likely to be behind this for the following reasons:
1. They are a much bigger & more powerful special interest than the environmentalists & thus influence legislation much more aggressively. (Hell......they wrote this country's energy policy....Just get Cheney's secret files which are under subpeana)
2. Big Oil stands to lose alot more if oil use really declines in this country.
3. I don't remember either Bush or Cheney being the children of rich environmentalist families. (Seems to me the Bush family made its vast fortune in something else.........hmmmm.....was it maple syrup.....I forget??)