Saturday, January 9, 2010

A bit of this and that

This post is going to be a bit of an unorganized mess.

While there is pressure for the EPA to regulate drilling, they are still making questionable decisions regarding the industries they do regulate. Now, don't get me wrong, I think it would be a very good thing for the EPA to regulate the oil and gas industry because something is better than next to nothing. But it wouldn't be a fix-all step.
The energy industry really goes all out to tell us how great of an alternative energy natural gas is. This decreases focus on how we are going to actually transition away from fossil fuels and focus on renewable resources. Natural gas may burn cleaner than coal, but any way you spin it, natural gas is still a fossil fuel and there is not an unlimited supply. This kind of discussion often sparks a raging debate and deteriorates into a back and forth verbal brawl that leaves us right where we started.