Thursday, August 28, 2008

"Energy Killers" Watch Out

Below are some provocative statements from Roy Innis' latest book Energy Keepers-Energy Killers: The New Civil Rights Battle. RedOrbit has the highlights:

Roy Innis, chairman of the Congress of Racial Equality, has come out swinging against "elitist" environmentalists, politicians, and the nonprofit foundations that fund them for promoting "energy racism" by cutting off access to fossil fuels in the US and pushing up energy prices. "They cause poor families to lose their homes. They make life tougher for families who've worked, struggled, and sacrificed to join the middle class. Then they throw out crumbs that make us beggars at the American banquet," Innis said in his book Energy Keepers-Energy Killers: The New Civil Rights Battle, published by Merril Press. "The fight over energy is the critical civil rights battle of our era," said Innis. "Simply put, energy transforms the civil rights enshrined in our Constitution into civil rights we enjoy in reality."

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People "who produce energy for everything we do, everything we buy, everything we dream of," Innis designates as energy providers. The "Bull Connor" energy killers, he said, "are people who try to stop them: activists and politicians against oil and gas drilling, against coal mining, against nuclear power, against all energy production, choking off the abundant, reliable, affordable American resources we need."

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"Sometimes I think environmentalists would rather see you jobless, homeless, or even dead than to support fossil fuel use, even the best, cleanest, and most abundant," said Innis. "The fear and loathing that some have for oil, natural gas, coal, and nuclear power is no excuse for us, our policy makers, or our courts to ignore energy reality and widen our energy gap by promoting renewable illusions and closing off access to the real energy we need."

2 comments:

Daniel Work said...

Gunter the Energy Killer....
Calidcott the Energy Killer...

Kinda has a ring to it.

I wonder if we should have an Energy Killer awards "the NegaWatties". Awarded for outstanding achievement in the field of putting us all back in mud huts.

Anonymous said...

Wow a racial equality person I, as an angry white man, could eagerly support.

Hes so right that when the prices of energy are driven up by these alleged environmental groups, its the people at the bottom who get hurt. Then thrown a few crumbs. Eg.. how many poor people dream of one day having subsidized bus passes versus owning and driving around their own car?

--aa2