Coal is one our chief sources of energy. It provides half of all of the electricity we use. Electricity is becoming more important each year. Wind and solar power just are not ready to take coal's place as yet and will not be a major source for several decades.
The year was 1996. Coal -- seven billion tons of it with an estimated worth of some trillion dollars -- exists in southwestern Utah. A presidential power, confined by an obscure Antiquities Act of 1906, created the 1.7-million-acre Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. That land -- rich in coal -- was set aside by a group of enviro whackos for non-production.
Here comes the best part. I quote aost interesting new book by Roy Immis, chairman, Congress of Racial Equality, "Energy Keeper Energy Killers." In Clinton's monster 1.7-million-acre, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and Energy Graveyard, the Dutch firm Andalex Resources held a small 3,400-acre mining lease, which our government supposedly had to honor. But the feds told the company they didn't have to grant the road permits the company needed to get the coal out. Andalex finally gave up. Now the only similar coal deposit on earth was already under development in South Kalincanton, Indonesia (extremely low pollution content, low sulfur coal).
That raised suspicions; Clinton had substantial connections with Indonesia's $6 billion Lippo Group conglomerate, founded by financial magnate Mochtar Riady. Clinton granted Riady and his son numerous White House meetings beginning in 1991. Lippo executives gave $700,000 to the Democratic Party. Most interesting, Lippo's Hong Kong bank had a memorandum of understanding with a 12,000 megawatt Chinese coal firm. Connecting the dots, reporter Sarah Foster of Sacramento proposed that Clinton buried Utah's coal to kill off competition to his Indonesian friend.
Utah's congressional delegation was steamed. It made it clear that Clinton was not welcome in their state to destroy a good part of their economy and their future. So the big event was held across the Arizona state line on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.
This is just one of the many, many sleazy deals the Clintons have done to this country. If you want more of the same, then a vote for Hillary will do it. This is an outstanding book on global warming and energy. This excellent book can be purchased for $15 and is published by Mervil Press, (425) 454-7009.