Two Wyoming coal mines close, send 700 workers home after bankruptcy filing

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Eventually he will see the light once there is a government grant available and his methane propulsion system fails to deliver government requirement.

NASA Is Bringing Back Nuclear-Powered Rockets to Get to Mars

In the race to land humans on Mars, NASA is blowing the cobwebs off a technology it shelved in the 1970s — nuclear-powered rockets.
Last year, NASA partnered with BWXT Nuclear Energy Inc. for an $18.8 million contract to design a reactor and develop fuel for use in a nuclear-thermal propulsion engine for deep-space travel. While that small start is a long way from the the heady days of the Space Race of the Cold War, it marks the U.S. return to an idea that is also being pursued by Russia and China.

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In NASA’s human exploration plan for Mars, developed in 2009, nuclear thermal propulsion is the preferred option. Two other technologies being considered are solar-electric and chemical propulsion. Nuclear thermal rockets were first researched and tested by NASA between 1955 and 1972, before the program was canceled by Congress over cost concerns. NASA has revisited nuclear thermal propulsion a few times over the years, but it didn’t go beyond feasibility studies.
“Significant advances in material research and technology development have allowed for new materials to be considered for the critical components of the reactor,” said BWXT’s Cirtain.
The Air Force built a nuclear powered aircraft in the early sixties but proved unfeasible. A nuclear reactor is too damned heavy. Why do we need to go to Mars unless to find little green men?
 
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The Air Force built a nuclear powered aircraft in the early sixties but proved unfeasible. A nuclear reactor is too damned heavy. Why do we need to go to Mars unless to find little green men?
Rare earth minerals; exact unchecked damage to a planet with no life on it. Just for the fun.
 
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How Long Could We Use It
Estimates Are Up To Two Hundred Years

Plenty Of Time To Develop Alternatives
That is a great idea! Someone should get busy and develop an industrial Ezekiel stove that can be used in homes and restaurants. He can get wealthy off of the patent.
 
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Green Is the Color of Their Daddies' Money

It is dishonest to demand perfection. Like some out-of-control Gotcha Godzilla , you jump on every inevitable human error, such as at Deepwater Horizon, to illogically cancel all drilling. When the Limousine Liberals' lawn jockey, BObi Wan Kenyobi, did that ("Yassur, Massah, I'se be doing ''zackly what you tells me to. Green is the new Black!"), it caused an economic downturn and cost him the 2010 midterms.

As for pollution, it is antiseptic. The Illiterate Liberal Language Lords give it a pejorative name, but it is really just byproducts, which can be harmful, neutral, or, despite its fake name, beneficial. It kills bacteria and viruses. Before the Industrial Revolution, Mankind suffered from plague after plague. One in the 14th Century killed half of all White people. But that's a good thing for the upper-class Whiteys Hating Whitey; that's why you brainwash your subjects into believing that the byproducts of modern technology are a bad thing. Also, because you are birdbrain parrots incapable of inventing anything useful, except your invention of twisted logic that is useful to liars.
 
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It's economics. Coal pollutes, leaves tailings, requires reclamation, creates fly ash, holding ponds, stack scrubbers, while natural gas doesn't. Trump was a shyster to lead on the nation's coal miners for their votes.
Lets be realistic. To tell the coal miners were going to take away you livelihood like Obama and Clinton as if they were judging them was just as bad. A good argument could be made that Clinton lost the election when she went to war with them instead of offering them hope. She could have campaigned for new industry, green technology to come to the rust belt and the coal area's. Instead she doubled down on elitism and looked down her nose at them. The fall out was a if you pick on one you pick on us all. She lost.
 
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Lets be realistic. To tell the coal miners were going to take away you livelihood like Obama and Clinton as if they were judging them was just as bad. A good argument could be made that Clinton lost the election when she went to war with them instead of offering them hope. She could have campaigned for new industry, green technology to come to the rust belt and the coal area's. Instead she doubled down on elitism and looked down her nose at them. The fall out was a if you pick on one you pick on us all. She lost.
Or, she could have lied like Trump who said he was going to save coal...
 
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Or, she could have lied like Trump who said he was going to save coal...
Well, i am pretty certain there is more coal miner jobs right now under Trump than there would have been under Clinton. But, coal is going to die away sooner than later. There will always be some for steel production, but for the most part its going to die of natural causes.
 
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Well, i am pretty certain there is more coal miner jobs right now under Trump than there would have been under Clinton. But, coal is going to die away sooner than later. There will always be some for steel production, but for the most part its going to die of natural causes.
There will come a winter when people are shivering wondering why they have no heat in their homes.
 

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