(11-10-2012 05:28 PM)sandnsea Wrote: Oh shut up. You're not going to find too many people here supporting total government takeover of anything. Quit throwing out these "commie" bombs to try to show your buddies we really have a secret agenda to destroy America.
Socialist nationalized industries have horrible environmental records. It doesn't work well when the government doesn't serve as enviro watchdog because the government has a financial incentive to pollute.
Local public utilities and rural co-ops have a good record though. They usually provide cheaper power, better service, and cleaner energy than private utilities. They're more accountable to their customers than private utilities or nationalized ones.