The revenues from oil and gas deposits should be channeled toward developing alternative energy sources as the cornerstone of a viable program for breaking our increasingly dangerous dependency on fossil fuels.
It's one thing for a group of scientists to suggest turning lemons into lemonade in the case of the TVA spill, but the folks living this nightmare don't seem to like the sour taste. Who can blame them?
It occurred to me that maybe more was going on at the site of the 1.1 billion gallon coal ash spill in Tennessee than what I could gather from the news. With an invitation from the community, I decided to make the trip to the disaster site.