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      09-12-2019, 12:45 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by cjb762 View Post
Wow - triggered much?

First, the article said that they are studying proposals, not enacting them.

Second, what is so terrible about looking for alternatives for finite, non-renewable resources? Oil, gas, and coal aren't going to last forever. Some studies estimate that the proved reserves of natural gas will last 50-90 years.

Do you really think that the best plan is to continue allowing billions in subsidies to the fossil fuel industry, and ignore the problem in the hopes that it will just fix itself?
If enacted, this has all the built in misconceptions of obamacare, along with the unintended consequences:

New commercial buildings go up with no natural gas, creating more need for electricity, and it will be non-renewable energy.
Consumers will be less likely to want new housing........so the old, leaky infrastructure remains. Even by a few percentage points, the difference could be significant.
New builds (either commercial or residential) seemingly could be made more "leakproof". Leakproofing older infrastructure seems cost prohibitive, judging by the state of how we keep up other infrastructure (roads, electric grid, etc).

Bad idea.
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