Friday, February 12, 2010

Great! Now the Coal Industry wants to put their fingers in the gas shale cookie jar!

The Washington Post reports that Alpha Natural Resources is expanding their natural gas business. The coal industry believes there may be stricter regulations of the coal industry. They also have seen the utility companies switching to natural gas to run their power plants. What we need is stricter regulations on natural gas drilling too.

As we have said before, we do not dispute that natural gas burns cleaner, it is the extraction process that is dirty. Natural gas has a dangerous side to it as well.
We saw evidence of this last week with the explosion of the Kleen Energy Plant and other natural gas facility explosions that have occurred in the past few years.

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