The San Jose Mercury News editorializes:
President Barack Obama’s opponents have derisively called his plans announced last week to combat climate change a “war on coal.” It won’t be clear for months or years if that’s true, but Americans should sincerely hope that it is.
While California has not coal plants of its own:
- It is connected to coal-fired plants in other states; and
- To the extent taht coal is displaced by gas, gas prices will increase.
How many Californians will want to pay higher electricity prices for imaginary benefit of slowing global warming?