12 Jan '12, 10pm

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Calls for Fossil Fuels Bonanza, Catastrophic Global Warming

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Calls for Fossil Fuels Bonanza, Catastrophic Global Warming

Bruce Guenter via Flickr /CC BY 2.0 It's that time of year: 'State of the X' addresses are pouring forth from government leaders, business chiefs, and anyone else who presides over some sort of body worth remarking upon. Today was the Chamber of Commerce President Tom Donohue's turn, and he had some alarming ideas to kick it off. In his 'State of American Business Address', he began with energy, saying that: We have 1.4 trillion barrels of oil, enough to last at least 200 years. We have 2.7 quadrillion cubic feet of natural gas, enough to last 120 years. We have 486 billion tons of coal, enough to last more than 450 years—and we need to use more of this strategic resource cleanly and wisely here at home while selling it around the world. In an excellent post at Think Progress Green , Brad Johnson quickly took to explaining why that's a disastrous approach to domestic energ...

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