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DRILL BABY DRILL!!! or WHAT THE FRACK?
by Pete Moss
Another reason that we should exercise our currently existing sovereignty (as opposed to secession) is that we have the Obama administrations minions in the EPA actively attacking the energy industry in a concerted effort to bring the USA to its knees. Since the low information voters have wrested control of the system from conservatives (and since many of you took your footballs and went home “Waaaaaah! Romney’s not conservative enough”) there quite probably will be no other option but that of saying No Way José (or Barack) to the Feds and not allowing them to do as they please.
I hear you Greenie Weenies (closely related to the zombified) out there saying, “But traditional energy harms the planet with carbon dioxide!!!”(Say this with the whining tone of a four year old that wants ice cream). If that is so why does the EPA and Green Party darling, Al Gore, sell his awareness media to the Emir of Qatar. One reason, so he can continue to brainwash you morons into shutting down American sources of energy thereby ensuring US dependence on Mideast oil and driving the price of HIS oil even higher. OPEC is a cartel people. If you want to know what that means go here http://www.masterresource.org/2012/08/milton-friedman-energy/. Our current government policies prop them and their phony pricing mechanism up. So you lemmings in the enviropunk category are crusading against one industry to the benefit of a needless global oligopoly. Look it up in your Funk & Wagnall’s.
Here is an example of what is going on here in our own beloved state of Texas her from the Houston Chrinicle blog. An energy company is blaming the Obama administration’s regulatory zeal for its decision to drop plans for a power plant in Texas.
Chase Power Development, LLC, announced last week that they would be halting their previous plans to build the Las Brisas power plant. According to the Washington Times, the project would have created 1,300 direct jobs and 2,600 indirect jobs in the Corpus Christi area.
CEO of Chase Power Development, David Freysinger, said that the $3 billion project would be abandoned due to financial conditions and tightening EPA regulations.
“The (Las Brisas Energy Center) is a victim of EPA’s concerted effort to stifle solid-fuel energy facilities in the U.S., including EPA’s carbon-permitting requirements and EPA’s New Source Performance Standards for new power plants,” Freysinger told the Corpus Christi Caller Times. “These costly rules exceeded the bounds of EPA authority, incur tremendous costs, and produce no real benefits related to climate change.”
So climate change which has been shown to be riddles with errors, hoaxes and just plain not enough data in order to predict anything past next week is driving the agenda. It is not. The agenda is to thwart and destroy capitalism and free market ideas while blaming them for the problems that the socialists create. Think I need an aluminum foil hat? Hmmmm! I seem to remember that during the cols war my leftisit pals used to tell me “Pete, you see a communist behind every door, ha ha ha!”. Then once the Berlin Wall fell and the USSR was no more we found out there was on e behind every door but TWO!
Another case in point is our old pal Gorbachev. Poor old Gorby wasn’t democratic but a staunch supporter of communism.
“Gentlemen, comrades, do not be concerned about all you hear about Glasnost and Perestroika and democracy in the coming years. They are primarily for outward consumption. There will be no significant internal changes in the Soviet Union, other than for cosmetic purposes. Our purpose is to disarm the Americans and let them fall asleep.” -Mikhail Gorbachev, speech to the Soviet Politburo, November 1987
When his party was discredited where did he go? Where he could do the most damage. Greenpeace co-founder Patrick Moore (hardly a wild eyed right winger) had this to say
(After the Cold War ‘ended’)”suddenly, the international peace movement had a lot less to do. Pro-Soviet groups in the West were discredited. Many of their members moved into the environmental movement, bringing with them their eco-Marxism and pro-Sandinista sentiments.
“A lot of those in the peace movement were anti-American and, to an extent, pro-Soviet. By virtue of their anti-Americanism, they tended to sometimes favor the communist approach. A lot of those people, a lot of those social activists, moved into the environmental movement once the peace movement was no longer relevant.” Social activists, he suggests, “are now using the rhetoric of environmentalism to promote other collectivist agendas, such as class struggle — which I personally believe is a legitimate area, but I don’t believe it’s legitimate to mix it up with environmentalism.”
Duh! Even this guy admits what is happening. If you want to know mare about Gorby go to this link http://kenraggio.com/KRPN-Gorbachev-PresidiumtoPresidio.htm. Ken Raggio does a bang-up job of chronicling this creep’s rise to power and relentless Communist zeal.
Now we come to the Jocelyn Elders of energy Lisa Jackson, the current director of the EPA (slthough soon to step down because she believes Obama will support the Keystone Pipeline). Here is the idiocy which she spouts.
During an event with youth environmental leaders at Howard University, Jackson was asked by students about the controversial proposed Keystone Pipeline, she said that “To me, it’s awesome; it’s awesome that we’re having this conversation in this country. This should be a moment where we’re having a big conversation.” She also urged caution on the proposed project saying that “This isn’t a little tiny pipeline; this is a pipeline that cuts our country literally in half.”
Jackson has spoken out against the Senate Joint Resolution 26 (the Murkowski Amendment), which would take away the EPA’s authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Air Act, which was expanded by the 2007 Supreme Court decision in Massachusetts v. Environmental Protection Agency.
Regulations that Senator Lisa Murkowski calls an “economic train-wreck.” In an op-ed in the Huffington Post on the Murkowski Amendment, Jackson said that “now is not the time to take a big step backward, by doubling down on the kinds of energy and environmental policies that keep America addicted to oil.”
Jackson has argued against claims by lobbying groups and members of congress that the EPA is responsible for a “train wreck” of new clean air regulations and the effect of existing EPA regulations on the economy. Jackson said that “Big polluters are lobbying Congress for loopholes to use our air and water as dumping grounds. The result won’t be more jobs; it will be more mercury in our air and water and more health threats to our kids.”
Yeah right! It’s “for the children”.
Why is all of this important to Texas? Texas leads the nation in natural gas production, holding around 23 percent of the nation’s natural gas reserves. Natural gas is primarily methane (CH4) and is considered to be a more environmentally friendly fuel than oil. Methane is a nonreactive hydrocarbon, which means its emissions do not react with sunlight to create smog.
Natural gas is used for heating, generating electricity and making transportation fuel. It is also a raw material found in plastics, medicines, fertilizers and dyes. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 22 percent of energy consumption in America comes from natural gas.
Natural gas in Texas was first discovered as a by-product of oil. As oil production and exploration increased, gas production began to rise, peaking in 1972 with a total of 9.6 trillion cubic feet produced annually in Texas. Texas has maintained a steady level of natrual gas production with the help of the discovery of major natural gas fields such as Newark, East field in North-Central Texas, the Carthage field in East Texas, the Panhandle, West field in the Anadarko Basin, and the Giddings field in the Gulf Coast Basin. Texas natural gas production levels have also been maintained by an increasing number of production wells, which are now at an all-time high. Today many of the new exploration and production activities in Texas involve natural gas rather than oil.
Most of the natural gas production in the U.S. is concentrated around Texas and the Gulf of Mexico. A study by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), Oil and Gas Journal and World Oil showed that the U.S. contains 3 percent of the world’s total natural gas reserves. Of this 3 percent, nearly half of the production occurs in Texas and Louisiana. The largest onshore natural gas field in Texas is the Barnett Shale field in the Bend Arch-Fort Worth Basin in north central Texas.
The EIA found that between 2004 and 2009 the number of natural gas production plants in Texas decreased (contrary to the national increase) while the average capacity per plant increased. Texas has a total of 163 natural gas production plants with an average of 19.7 billion cubic feet of natural gas produced per day, making it the state with the largest processing capacity in the nation.
Natural gas distributors in Texas include the Texas Gas Service, the Gateway Energy Corporation, and the West Texas Gas, Inc.
Natural gas remains an important contributor to Texas’ economy. In 2006, more than 312,000 Texans (3.1 percent of the state’s workforce) were employed by the oil and natural gas industry. The industry accounts for 14.9 percent ($159.3 billion) of Texas’ gross state product.
This on top of more that can be reached by well fracturing or “Fracking” (which is under attack by guess who…the greenie weenies). Yes folks we are the Saudi Arabia of natural gas now and with the Barnett Shale reserves which stratch from Ft. Worth to Denton we are poised to be even more important.
Hollywood indoctrination (pretension of expertise from morons)
So next time your grandkid or kid comes home from school on Earth Day and wants you to recycle to “save the world”, instead of thinking it’s cute, realize they have been officially indoctrinated.
As always, I’m Pete Moss.