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- Cybersquatting can be illegal, but some Senators approve of it as a fair, free-market tactic.
Senator Joe Manchin:
- You have exhibited an unwavering allegiance to the fossil fuel industry, perhaps due to your love for the people of West Virginia, who have depended on the coal industry for longer than anybody can remember.
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- However, in doing so, you may have overlooked an opportunity to revolutionize West Virginia’s coal industry and reorient its dedicated workers, while helping the World transition from industrial practices that it can no longer afford.
- Indeed, the coal sector seems to be dying, and some say it will not “rise from the ashes.”
- But there is another sector — the thorium sector — that can revive our coal economy via environmentally sound methods. That same sector can incorporate and innovate several other industries that West Virginians have been familiar with for our entire lives. It can also introduce industries many of us have never envisioned. I urge you and all WV voters (as well as those in KY, PA, and VA), to read the following articles, and do the math for yourselves:
- The Thorium Problem
- China Closing in on Thorium Nuclear Reactor
- Nuclear Technology Abandoned Decades Ago…
- The Public Case for Thorium
- Rare Earth Elements from Coal and Coal Byproducts
(Look closely at that map on page 14!)
- Geographic Distribution of Thorium in West Virginia Coals
(Somebody really ought to modernize this site!)
- Rare Earth Elements: Potential New Industry for WV & PA
- Evaluation of Various Separation Techniques…
- Aluminum, Coal Ash, and Molten Salt Reactors
- The Thorium Problem
- I believe that a thorium jobs sector (molten salt reactors, rare earth minerals, coal liquefaction, aluminum, steel, isotopes, etc.) would prove to be both economically and environmentally superior to the Appalachian Storage Hub.
- You have revealed a key reason as to why you are holding up the Build Back Better Agenda. The Clean Electricity Performance Program (CEPP) is unsavory to you.
- But what is the primary reason you are against the CEPP? Are you against the penalties that would certainly be applied to the fossil fuel industry? Or are you, perhaps, dissatisfied with the lack of love for nuclear, which, as you very well know, is key to reaching CO2 emission goals? Is it both? If so, need it be?
- Why not take West Virginia on a path to long-term success? West Virginia will be here long after you and I are dead, but so will the environmental damage inflicted by the fossil fuel industry. I will again emphasize the opportunity you are missing by not switching your allegiance fully to nuclear, particularly next-generation nuclear. That latter industry will still make plentiful use of the coal mining industry, but with a much larger return on investment than can be gained from the fossil fuel industry. If money is what you listen to, DO THE MATH!
- That is all. Much love!
Are the lawmakers finally taking this seriously?!
- FISSION FOR THE FUTURE ACT! (2021/12/16)
- THANK YOU FOR THIS HEARING! (2021/11/04)