Seeing the writing on the wall -- energy production

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Take that you dirty hippies. Heh... From Bret Jacobson writing at Breitbart's Big Government:
For First Time, Energy Trumps Hippies
What happens in economic lean times? It helps clarify the mind on how we spend scarce resources and, in particular, it forces us to reconsider costly �feel good� environmentalist policies.

So it�s not entirely surprising to get the news from Gallup that �Americans are more likely to say the U.S. should prioritize development of energy supplies than to say it should prioritize protecting the environment, the first time more have favored energy production over environmental protection in this question�s 10-year history.�
Bret included this lovely graphic:
energy_environ_chart.gif
Click to embiggen...
Gotta love that line about: "costly �feel good� environmentalist policies" There is so much being done in the name of environmentalism that is such a useless spinning of the wheels that it makes me ashamed that I was once (20 years ago when they still used Science) a member of Greenpeace. You offer someone something that is practical and offers a significant reduction in pollution (use Nuclear power to generate our electricity) and they recoil in disgust and blather on about the high-level waste that would generate. Waste that could be safely reprocessed (thank you Jimmy Carter) and reused. They complain about reactor safety (best in the world) but block development of even safer units (Thorium-Fluoride). I sometimes wonder if they are acting this way on purpose with some nefarious plan -- this large a group of people could not be this downright stupid accidentally...

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