There Are Pros and Cons About Clean Energy.
Below is an infographic of the differences of good energy and not so good energy.
As you can see, the biggest problem is the entrenched money, old thinking, and the words of clean coal people thinking that we will believe them.
Politics aside, if we could do the pros, we could be an independent nation. There would be jobs, almost free energy to the masses and the air would be a lot cleaner. So what is the hangup? Mostly money. However, should corporations decide to come over to the green side, their money would be making interest and making their pockets bigger in a couple of years of roi.