Activists owe Georgia an explanation for opposing progress
By George Israel Guest Columnist
Monday, August 18, 2008
Environmental activists seem to be having difficulty explaining why they're waging war on affordable energy and economic development in Georgia.
They haven't explained to the people of southwest Georgia why they blocked construction of a coal-fired power plant there -- a plant that would have brought $2 billion and 125 high-paying jobs to one of the poorest counties in the state.
They haven't explained to homeowners across Georgia why they will be forced to swallow ever-higher energy costs -- because the only energy sources Georgia can now develop will drive monthly power bills through the roof.
AND THEY HAVEN'T explained to businesses, hospitals, churches and schools why they may have to waste months or years getting a clean-air permit the next time they want to build anywhere in Georgia -- while no other state imposes such onerous regulations.
Instead, they prefer to hide behind the poorly reasoned decision of an over-reaching Atlanta judge. Read More
Judicial activism has struck again. Single handedly, this judge has changed the law concerning the release of carbon dioxide. And, singlehandedly, she has threatened future electrical generation. Our electricity has to come from somewhere and demand is growing everyday.