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Keeping It Green
Updated: May 9, 2016
Keeping It Green
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Reason 10 -
Environmental Justice

Plusses
The poor can breathe clean air and not be forced to live in toxic zones. This is a right and not a privilege.

Who Gains?
The poor of any country living near coal plants and other forms of pollution

Who Suffers?
The fossil fuel industry, its stock holders and politicians who thrive on our addiction to fossil fues.
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Reason 9 - Fossil fuels and
nuclear materials are finite

Plusses
Donít have to worry about running out, orpaying higher costs to explore for hard to reach supplies

Who Gains?
Tourism industry, workers exposed to the dangers of fuel exploration

Who Suffers?
The fossil fuel industry, its stock holders and politicians who thrive on our addiction to fossil fuels

Reason 8 - Corruption
surrounds fossil fuel production

Plusses
Dictators and politicians could no longer be corrupted by cooperating with fossil fuel industry.

Who Gains?
All but those benefiting from sweetheart deals

Who Suffers?
Ok. We think you get the message.
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Reason 7 - Accidental Dangers

Plusses
Accidents in nuclear plants, oil drilling, coal mining, gas fracking and
transporting would be eliminated

Who Gains?
Residents of areas where accidents are likely to happen

Who Suffers?
Ok. We think you get the message.

Reason 6 - Homeland Security

Plusses
No longer having to defend the oil supply with
blood and treasure that we can ill-afford

Who Gains?
Military personnel and their families, US taxpayers, war victims

Who Suffers?
Ok. We think you get the message.
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Reason 5 - Food contamination(Pollution: Air, drinking water), wildlife resources)

Plusses
Renewables do not pollute. Not true for any fossil fuels.

Who Gains?
People who breathe (We believe that includes everyone), drink water, consume seafood

Who Suffers?
Ok. We think you get the message.

Reason 4 - Price

Plusses
As economies of scale kick in, and advances in technology increase, renewable energy will be a bargain compared with fossil fuels. Green buildings cost less than conventionally-built ones over time.

Who Gains?
Consumers

Who Suffers?
Ok. We think you get the message.

Reason 3 - Jobs

Plusses
Renewable energy production, and application can be done competitively in the United States. Installations cannot be outsourced.

Who Gains?
Workers seeking decent paying jobs

Who Suffers?
Ok. We think you get the message.
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Reason 2 - Health

Plusses
The cost of a contaminated environment is never included in the projected cost of coal, oil, and now gas.

Who Gains?
People who want themselves and their children to enjoy good health

Who Suffers?
Ok. We think you get the message.

Reason 1 (Drum Roll Please!)- Setting an Example for the world,
and taking a leadership position

Plusses
If we want China and India to adopt a Kyoto-style protocol, we must act first.

Who Gains?
Everyone except -you guessed it.

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