Friday, December 5, 2008

Exercises in Inanity...

Greenpeace activists are at it again...this time the coal-fired plant is in Poland.
However, the Konin power plant authorities have announced that they are going to demand compensation from the ecologists for illegal intrusion to the plant's grounds. The company wants to bill them for the cost of checking installations on the smokestack, an ambulance that was on duty for 52 hours and additional supervision of technical services.
Again...I am reminded of the "Kingsnorth Six."

Six Greenpeace climate change activists have been cleared of causing £30,000 of criminal damage at a coal-fired power station in a verdict that is expected to embarrass the government and lead to more direct action protests against energy companies.
Perhaps Poland will be the equalizer on the inanity substituted for justice in Great Britain. Of course, that would require the members of Greenpeace to understand the meaning of the word "repercussions." More than two's a longshot.

By the way...Greenpeace, founded primarily by hippies, was focussed on an anti-nuclear stance. It eventually evolved into a "we want to live in caves, and you have too as well" position. Interestingly, one of the co-founders of the Greenpeace Foundation was Patrick Moore.
Greenpeace co-founder Patrick Moore left the organization in 1986 when it decided to support a universal ban on chlorine in drinking water, chlorine which Moore has called "the biggest advance in the history of public health" and "essential for our health."[40] Moore has argued that Greenpeace today is motivated by politics rather than science and that none of his "fellow directors had any formal science education"
Ironically, Moore went onto co-chair the Clean and Safe Energy Coalition, which supports increased use of nuclear energy.