This morning’s Kitchen Table Kibitzing in Dailykos relates a very interesting criticism of a proposed coal and petcoke gasification facility, to be located near Bakersfield, California.
Critics claim the environmental health impacts of transportation will be significant. A quote (emphasis mine):
“I am very concerned about every man and woman [in this community] who has a lung or breathing problem. Hydrogen Energy California (HECA) is a project to be built south of Bakersfield. It calls itself an energy plant but the truth is that it is a coal fueled chemical factory. San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District, for whatever reason, has approved this project but its Determination of Compliance has so many loopholes in it that our health and air will not be protected.