Senator Sanders’ Energy Plan

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Senator Sanders’ Energy Plan

Postby Wilberforce » Mon Mar 14, 2016 9:37 am

Senator Sanders’ Energy Plan

Germany relies in large part on burning biomass to generate renewable energy. Sanders endorses burning biomass. In the US, that usually means burning wood. A wood-fired power plant produces several tons per day of toxic air pollution. In some ways it is dirtier than coal. Burning wood waste is only a carbon-neutral strategy if calculated over decades. The thousands of acres of cut-down trees will have be replanted and grown to maturity, before wood burning ceases to contribute to global warming.

How many new wood-burning power plants will be operated under the Sanders plan? How much air pollution will those spew? How many acres of forests will be cut down for power plant fuel?"
• The Surgeon General has determined that there is no safe level of exposure to ambient smoke!

• If you smell even a subtle odor of smoke, you are being exposed to poisonous and carcinogenic chemical compounds!

• Even a brief exposure to smoke raises blood pressure, (no matter what your state of health) and can cause blood clotting, stroke, or heart attack in vulnerable people. Even children experience elevated blood pressure when exposed to smoke!

• Since smoke drastically weakens the lungs' immune system, avoiding smoke is one of the best ways to prevent colds, flu, bronchitis, or risk of an even more serious respiratory illness, such as pneumonia or tuberculosis! Does your child have the flu? Chances are they have been exposed to ambient smoke!
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