Monday, May 23, 2011

More on: Enemies of Coal (and Kentucky’s economy)

Points made by Dr. Len Peters, Secretary, Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet, to Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce on May 20, 2011:

• One of every 20 Kentuckians is working in the manufacturing sector.
• They have jobs in manufacturing thanks to affordable energy in Kentucky.

• 30 percent of all stainless steel manufactured in the United States is made in Kentucky.
• 40 percent of all aluminum manufactured in the country is made in Kentucky.
• Kentucky is the third largest manufacturer of light duty vehicles in the country.

If we don’t protect affordable electric rates, companies will build new plants overseas.

2 comments:

Hempy said...

Affordable electric rates can be maintained simply by legalizing hemp. Charcoal from hemp can compete with coal.

It's renewable and sustainable. Our founders intended that hemp be available. Article I, Section 8 Clause 8 provides that Congress shall promote the progress of science and useful arts.

Over 50,000 products from hemp besides fuels can be made. That includes cancer cures.

Congress and the fossil fuel cartels don't want any competition so the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) classifies all things hemp as a Schedule I drug.

The CSA is simply a ruse to protect wealthy corporations from having competition.

slol1 said...

Lead the charge to get enabling legislation passed in Congress. Everything worthwhile starts with one person picking up the ball. How about you?