Surprise – NBC chief environmental affairs correspondent and global warming alarmist Anne Thompson offered “Nightly News” viewers a variety of reasons why building a badly-needed coal-fired power plant in an isolated part of
“Critics say emissions are exactly the issue, because coal-fired power is the nation’s biggest producer of CO2 emissions,” Thompson said in a February 21 report from
What was Thompson’s solution to meeting energy demands? Try unreasonable and inefficient wind and solar power.
“But it’s [coal] also more polluting than solar power or wind power,” Thompson said to Steve Miller, president of Americans for Balanced Energy Choices (ABEC) – an advocacy group that supports building more coal-fired plants.
According to Thompson’s “Our Planet” series report, the plant would bring 150 jobs and millions in tax dollars for
Such a project would be a big deal for the Ely economy alone. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 11.3 percent of the city’s families live below the poverty line, compared to a 9.2 percent national average.
But the positive effects a new coal power plant would have on Ely weren’t enough to sway Thompson in its favor. Instead, she featured another global warming alarmist to decry coal power.
James Hansen, a NASA scientist frequently cited by global warming alarmists, appeared in the segment and called for “a moratorium on construction of new coal-fired power plants or we don't have any chance of stopping global climate change.”