Flying into L.A. after ‘Nam, from Seatac, the pilot announced they were switiching to instrument flight regulations because the smog was so thick, they couldn’t find L.A.! It was like looking into a bowl of orange-brown soup, and people were literally dying from what they called “air” down there.
Along came that commie-socialist Richard Nixon and signed NEPA, creating the EPA.. In just a few years, the air cleared in L.A., and people stopped dying because they used their lungs. Yes, it was indeed a socialist plot!!
Now, “big energy”, which is actually coal, nuclear, natural gas, and oil, AND solar and wind, all basically controlled by the same folks, want to reverse that progress. Well, actually, under “W” and Cheney, they did in many areas.
There is of course no need to protect the environment, as James Watt said, because Jesus is just around the corner, driving a 1964 Mercedes 190D (as in diesel), and going to ship all the “good people” off to heaven. Of course, the air is just as contaminated there, because Watt and friends kept on truckin’, and making the bucks off wasting resources. (But I suspect Watt will be shoveling coal down in the “boiler room” when his actions catch up with him.)