President Obama Brings Hope And Change To Alabama

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Alabama Power Co. will cut its workforce in half at its Plant Greene County by 2016 as it eliminates coal-burning units there.  The action is because of new federal mandates to close coal-burning units at power plants, Alabama Power said Friday.

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7 Responses to President Obama Brings Hope And Change To Alabama

  1. Kent Clizbe says:

    Tony,

    Polar Ice article in the Wall St Journal today:

    http://online.wsj.com/articles/why-an-1879-voyage-is-a-time-machine-for-climate-change-1406937914

    De Long, leader of an American scientific expedition, purposefully stuck his ship in Arctic ice. He drifted with it until the ship sank, then dragged back his log books over ice for 1000 miles.

    Fortunately, those log books are now in the National Archives.

    Unfortunately, the books are in the hands of “climatologists.”

    “Over the past year, an international team of climatologists and historians, working with the National Archives, has dug back into those historic logbooks and started digitizing and analyzing De Long’s work. “The data De Long gathered is quite valuable and amazingly thorough,” says Kevin Wood, a scientist affiliated with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. “The Jeannette was well-equipped for science, and it was the first vessel ever to go through that part of the Arctic.”

    It is very likely that these climatologists are currently “homogenizing, correcting, and adjusting” all of De Long’s observations.

    Of course, the WSJ (whose news pages are as PC-Progressive as the NY Times, drones that “The climate-change story that De Long’s logbooks tell is a sobering one: The once impenetrable polar ice cap, at least in that 1,000-mile swath of the High Arctic north of Siberia, has shrunk, weakened and thinned far faster—and far more dramatically—than anyone had realized. Dr. Wood has taken dozens of research trips to the waters north of the Bering Strait and has closely compared recent ice conditions with those described by De Long. “If the Jeannette were embarking today in the same season,” says Dr. Wood, “she probably wouldn’t find any sea ice to get stuck in.”

    Save the De Long logbooks!

  2. rah says:

    I am seriously considering having a natural gas powered whole house emergency generator installed for my home. Though our cooperative here where I live has done a pretty good job providing for peaking power it seems to me that the way things are going there is a high probability of outages is increasing. Right now I have a smaller gas generator I can hook up to run my furnace and the essentials during emergencies but longer term outages effect the gas stations too.

  3. Douglas Hoyt says:

    If you go to

    http://www2.epa.gov/carbon-pollution-standards/how-comment-clean-power-plan-proposed-rule

    you can comment on the EPA rules causing the shutdowns.

  4. There Is No Substitute for Victory. says:

    Greene County Alabama is in the Black Belt or black soil prairie region of Alabama.

    Greene County Alabama is 80% African American.

    There was a time in Alabama’s history when the rail roads ripped up their tracks and relayed them in different locations to avoid being sued in certain counties in Alabama because the verdict in those counties was a forgone conclusion. Greene County was one such county. Yet the most ignorant among us still say that government biases and actions towards certain businesses or industries is not the reason that businesses close or that industries pull up stake and relocate.

    Alabama Power’s Greene County steam plant provides a majority of the tax revenue for Greene County, Alabama which is one of, if not the poorest county in the whole United States. In the middle of the 19th Century Greene County’s population was over 30,000, today it is less than 9,000 and falling.

    But instead of helping poor Black minority residents in Greene County, Alabama, Obama and his night riding EPA are lynching their jobs while ethnically cleansing the country side.

    This all goes to PROVE that Obama is not a raciest, he hates both Black and White Americans equally.

    • cdquarles says:

      One thing to keep in mind about Alabama county populations before 1910, and that is that there were fewer counties back when the state was admitted into the Union and that the number increased over the course of the 19th Century. The current number is 67, with the last one being formed around 1906.

  5. cdquarles says:

    I know that plant. I’ve driven past it many a day. It used to be called the A. G. Gaston steam plant. It is in Greene County, one of the poorest (not just in money) counties in the state and the one with the lowest population, see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greene_County,_Alabama. It has been steadily losing population since the 20s, first to Tuscaloosa and Birmingham, then to cities elsewhere.

    That’ll be a major blow to the area, which includes the small and poor counties surrounding it (Hale, Marengo, Perry). It won’t hurt Tuscaloosa so much, but still. Poor blacks and women hardest hit.

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