Here we go again

There's really not much more to say to our elected officials besides Fischer-Tropsch is a stupid way to fuel transportation. Dems, stop toying around with this madness. That's what Republicans are for.
With both House and Senate Democrats hoping to pass “energy independence” bills by mid-July, coal supporters argue that coal-based fuels are more American than gasoline and potentially greener than ethanol. ...

Among the proposed inducements winding through House and Senate committees: loan guarantees for six to 10 major coal-to-liquid plants, each likely to cost at least $3 billion; a tax credit of 51 cents for every gallon of coal-based fuel sold through 2020; automatic subsidies if oil prices drop below $40 a barrel; and permission for the Air Force to sign 25-year contracts for almost a billion gallons a year of coal-based jet fuel. ...

Representative Rick Boucher, a Virginia Democrat whose district is dominated by coal mining, is writing key sections of the House energy bill. In the Senate, champions of coal-to-liquid fuels include Barack Obama, the Illinois Democrat, Jim Bunning of Kentucky and Larry Craig of Wyoming, both Republicans.
Compared to converting the top soil of vast stretches of Montana into black liquid on the promise that maybe someday we might be able to store the CO2 underground (just not anywhere close to where anyone lives), drilling ANWR sounds like a green, responsible low-impact project.