Posts Tagged ‘ Keystone XL Pipeline ’

Democrats’ goal of energy independence misses the mark

April 7, 2014
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Recently the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) sent out a “2014 Priority Issues Survey.” In addition to the obligatory Tea Party bashing: “help the Democrats protect the progress we have made from Tea Party radicals, deliver the positive changes America needs and help Democrats win a Majority in the U.S. House of Representatives!” and the fundraising requests to “help protect House Democrats against Republican attacks”—there is a section on energy. Section VII, asks: “Which of the following will help America achieve energy independence?” It offers five options that do little to move America toward energy independence—which isn’t even a realistic…

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Conservative Comedy 3/14/14

March 14, 2014
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Conservative Comedy 3/14/14

It’s time for some Conservative Comedy at the Strident Conservative. As I do every Friday, I bring you some of the best Conservative political satire on the internet, sure to provide a good laugh to begin your weekend. With a sweep of his mighty pen, the president backed off until 2016 the amount of time that people can keep their old, substandard, “worse than no insurance” healthcare plans. He then issued another directive saying that for the millions who were tossed from their old healthcare plans due to Obamacare, he was dropping the mandate to get new insurance or pay…

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John Podesta and the Obama Doctrine: Be very afraid

December 23, 2013
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John Podesta and the Obama Doctrine: Be very afraid

“Canada is a sovereign nation and we will develop our resources with appropriate regulations and enforcement to protect the environment,” said Paula Caldwell St-Onge. The Consulate General of Canada, St-Onge was in Albuquerque to talk up, and answer questions about, the Keystone pipeline. She’d done media interviews prior to her arrival at the University of New Mexico Science and Technology Park where a smattering of aggressive, sign-waving Keystone opponents awaited. Security escorted St-Onge from the parking lot to the meeting room. I, too, was addressing the folks who’d come in support of the controversial pipeline. Sans security, I approached the…

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No pin pricks in the war on energy

September 24, 2013
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No pin pricks in the war on energy

Look closely at the energy-related news stories of the past dozen or so days, and, between the lines, you’ll see a theme: government makes predictions and assertions that cannot be backed up by data to protect or project preferred messaging. Fracking News The unusual collaboration of the University of Texas (UT) and the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) conducted a first-ever detailed examination—more than 500 wells were analyzed—of individual drilling sites to determine the total amount of escaped methane from shale gas operations. The study was released on September 16 by the National Academy of Sciences. The New York Times story…

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Syrian involvement: tied to decreasing OPEC dependence, increasing USA independence

September 6, 2013
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Syrian involvement: tied to decreasing OPEC dependence, increasing USA independence

Following Tuesday’s Senate hearing and Wednesday’s House hearing on Syria, the political theater is beginning to sound like some level of US involvement will most likely happen over the chemical weapons attack. Wednesday afternoon, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted to authorize President Obama to use limited force against Syria. Lots of arm-twisting will be taking place in the next week. The pundits seem to think the Senate will vote with the President, but that the Republican-controlled House will be a tougher sell—despite the apparent support of Speaker John Boehner. I am not writing to weigh in on whether or…

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