The LWV gets it.
Excerpt from the Press-Register editorial March 27, 2011:
"....Alabama’s use of coal is draining $1.39 billion per year from the state in net purchases from Colombia and states like Wyoming. That money could be spent in Alabama on developing a newer economic engine for the state, based on clean energy jobs which would allow us to leave water, soil and air usable by future generations."
"We are being persuaded that we must choose between economic health and environmental health. This is a false choice."
"The BP oil contamination of the Gulf is a clear example for Alabama that both are involved — environment and economy. The Gulf area economy has been severely impacted by the damaged environment."
"Alabama once had a history of selling ourselves based on cheap, unskilled labor. We learned from that mistake, but now we’re selling ourselves based on cheap, dirty energy, which is unsustainable."
"We believe that it is morally and economically important to look out for the prospects of the generations who come after us, rather than selling out the future for a seemingly expedient, short-sighted, short-term gain."
Ms. Kathryn Byrd, Co-President
Ms. Charlotte Ward, Co-President
LWV Of Alabama
134 Norwood Avenue
Auburn, AL 36830
March 15, 2011 letter to the US Senate urging them to oppose legislation to undermine and dismantle the EPA.
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