By Norman Rogers
The 8th annual Clean Energy Summit was held on the 24th of August in Las Vegas. Harry Reid, the outgoing United States senator from Nevada and Democrat minority leader, gave an introductory talk. Reid’s long political apprenticeship took place in a Nevada that featured gambling, prostitution, and the mob. Reid wears sunglasses to hide an eye injured in mysterious circumstances…
CO2 haters, exemplified by the Sierra Club, focus on coal as the most evil form of energy. The Sierra Club is bent on destroying the coal industry. The club makes all kinds of false or exaggerated claims concerning the alleged health dangers of coal. A coal generating plant near Las Vegas was forced to close for supposedly poisoning an Indian tribe. Reid was applauded wildly when he recounted the story of that plant closure.