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Wednesday, June 15, 2005

The Bushies' solution to imported oil

Imported natural gas, of course. The NY Times looks at plans to build more liquified natural gas ports around the country.
International energy companies, the Bush administration and governments in gas-rich countries are aggressively championing the creation of a global market for natural gas, with the United States at its center as the largest importer. They are promoting the fuel as more plentiful and less polluting than oil and needed to sustain economic growth.
Ah, economic growth. The cancer that will end up killing us all.

One planet, with a very limited supply of fossil fuels, and perhaps an even more limited ability to absorb the burning of them. Economic growth cannot and will not continue forever. The question is will people be smart enough to stop it before the planet is destroyed? Probably not.