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Natural Gas Will Kill New Urbanism? I Don't Think So

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:15 AM
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One has to wonder wha t Salon was thinking, other than they really want to be the Onion. But if you read the article Brian points us to in Incoming: A Glut of "Natural Gas is Green" Nonsense , you find this howler: Another casualty of energy abundance is the new urbanism. Because cars and trucks and buses can run on natural gas as well as gasoline and diesel fuel, the proposition that peak oil will soon force people around the world to abandon automobile-centered suburbs and office parks for dense downtowns connected by light rail and inter-city trains can no longer be taken seriously. Deprived of the arguments from depletion, national security and global warming, the campaign to increase urban density and mass transit rests on nothing but a personal taste for expensive downtown living, a taste which the suburban working-class majorities in most developed nations manifestly do not share. ... Read the full story on TreeHugger




 

 


 

 

 
 
 

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