Arnie to Inhofe: 'You're Stone Age'

Tue, 2006-11-28 13:31Ross Gelbspan
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Arnie to Inhofe: 'You're Stone Age'

Is global warming, as Sen. James Inhofe has said, “the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American public?” Not according to California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. On Meet the Press, Schwarzenegger characterized Inhofe's thinking as “stone age,” adding “the key thing for us is not pay any attention to those things.”

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The phrase “clean coal” has about as much merit as saying “sanitary sewage,” but that hasn’t stopped the industry and pro-coal talking heads from repeating that phrase ad nauseum to the American public.

The Orwellian industry buzzphrase was so successful that the Obama administration, as part of the 2009 stimulus package, pledged more than $1 billion to create the largest carbon-capturing system known as FutureGen 2.0. The...

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