Monday, November 19, 2007

Obama: Really Bad on the Environment

A while ago, I wrote about Obama coming out against reforming the 1872 Mining Act. I now find out that Obama earlier this year also co-sponsored a bill to encourage companies to invest in Coal to Liquid plants. Converting coal to liquid fuel, while a potential solution to rising oil prices, is also estimated to spew almost twice as many greenhouse gases into the atmosphere as regular oil.

This is just terrible. Does Obama really not care about the environment? Or does he just believe that he can pander to his various constituencies by promoting environmental exploitation? In a time when we desperately need to take measures to reduce carbon emissions, Obama's plan (co-sponsored with Crazy Jim Bunning) would do the exact opposite.

Completely unacceptable.

Obama has moved down on my list below Clinton and into the depths with Kucinich and Biden.