Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Duke Energy CEO Makes Sense About Cap and Trade, Rachel Maddow Doesn't

MSNBC's Rachel Maddow went off the deep end when she interviewed, and attacked, Duke Energy's CEO Jim Rogers. It's true citizens are dying from the pollution pumped into the atmosphere from the coal industry, but for the last century it was a normal externality of the energy industry as a whole. Change is needed, but Rogers made some good points about a more gradual change in the Obama cap and trade policy, while Maddow wanted revenge. Oddly, Rogers is a Democrat, former consumer advocate and a global warming believer, and wants to limit the amount of pollutants just like everyone else.

I'm not giving him a complete pass, but what was needed here was a civil discussion, not a close minded liberal rant against a coal industry CEO. Better luck next time Rachel.

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