The news article linked below is from April 29 of this year. Why hasn't anything been published or broadcast about it in our public media? They have been quite successfully converting Coal on a large scale industrial and commercial basis into synthetic diesel and gasoline, and other hydrocarbon products, in the nation of South Africa for more than half a century. China is now building out a massive industry to do the same things with Coal. But, Section 526 of the 2007 EnergyIndependence and Security Act prohibits the US Government, including our military, from buying liquid hydrocarbon fuels made from Coal.
But, this spring, as excerpted from the linked article:
"A group of U.S. senators, including John Barrasso (R-WY), Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), last week reintroduced the North American Alternative Fuels Act, which would repeal Section 526 of the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA). Passed in 2007, the EISA prohibits the federal government or U.S. military from purchasing fuel produced from coal",
Why hasn't anyone thought it worth educating the US Coal Country public about this patriotic and politically bi-partisan effort? Can you imagine the jobs and industries we could create in Coal Country if genuine patriots - Republicans and Democrats - all across the USA, much less just those in West Virginia, Kentucky, Wyoming, Pennsylvania and etc., were as informed as they should be?
Why aren't we, and all of our channels of public communication and all our Coal Country elected representatives, organizing to support Senators Manchin, Heitkamp and Barrasso in these efforts?