Gov. Steve Beshear held his press conference last week to celebrate four years of “Friends of Coal” license plates, and generations of strip mining and yellow/orange tap water in Kentucky.
House Speaker Greg Stumbo also attended the press conference and had a message for all of those mountain-hugging hippies who actually think the destruction of land and water is a bad thing:
House Speaker Greg Stumbo, D-Prestonsburg, said coalfield residents appreciate the mining industry for creating flat land that can be used for residential, industrial and recreational development.
In a rebuff to mountaintop mining critics, Stumbo said he lives on one such development that, besides houses, also has a golf course, riding stables, even a recreational ball park.
“To the people who say let’s save mountains: Go buy one,” Stumbo said. “There’s a bunch of them for sale. And if you own it, and you don’t want it mined, guess what, it’s not going to be mined that way.”
Foiled again by the brilliant logic and vision of the Kentucky Democratic Party. Check mate!
One day in the not-to-distant future, that 90-plus percent of abandoned, barren and God-forsaken flat land will be a luxurious resort playground for all of Eastern Kentucky, not just the coal executives and powerful legislators. Don’t worry, they’ll ship in the bottled water for you.