Skip to comments.Target U.S.A.: Greens Wage War on American Natural Gas
Posted on 03/21/2014 8:27:38 AM PDT by Hojczyk
The same environmental groups that fought construction of Keystone XL are launching a new effort to prevent the United States from exporting natural gas. If they are as successful in this endeavor as they have been in delaying the pipeline, the consequences will not be limited to the U.S. economy. Preventing American natural-gas producers from doing business overseas will hamper U.S. foreign-policy goals and slow environmental progress worldwide.
On Tuesday, the Sierra Club, 350.org, and 14 other environmental groups wrote to President Obama, claiming that exports of liquefied natural gas would contribute to global warming. They called on him to oppose the exports and as a good-faith test case in this direction urged him to require the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to conduct an in-depth study on the environmental impact of Marylands Cove Point export facility.
When projects cant be killed outright, they can be slowly asphyxiated through years of laborious, redundant, and soporific study and review, as Keystone XL has proven. It doesnt matter that, after five rounds of intense study, the State Department has still concluded that the pipeline would not have a significant environmental impact; it matters that, as the research dragged on, the pipeline was neither approved nor built. Green groups are trying out the same stalling tactics in their effort to prevent natural-gas exports.
But the timing of the anti-export letter is particularly gauche, given that Russian president Vladimir Putin has used his countrys energy wealth to support his aggressive foreign policy.
Michael Brune, the Sierra Clubs radical executive director, claimed that this letter is not in response to whats happening in Crimea. But clearly its a big part of the conversation. The idea that U.S. gas exports could address the human-rights abuses that were seeing in Crimea reflects a lack of comprehension
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What do these A$$H*LES think we should use instead?
Offshore drilling bad.
Refineries and pipelines bad.
Windmills bad - kill birds
Nuclear horrible and dangerous.
Now natural gas is bad. I suggest a law be passed requiring all greens and progressives to use only solar power for all of their energy needs including transportation.
They have over-played their hand on this one......................
Greens Wage War on American Natural Gas
Must be a miss print ,should be EPA not greens ,although they are one and the same
Environmentalists are like watermelons: green on the outside but red on the inside. All the major environmental groups are funded by Globalist Banksters and Globalist Corporations.
Solar is bad, too....................
And the answer is simple,
The OIL Companies just need to compile a list of ALL MEMBERS and Their contributors, then Blacklist Them from using CREDIT in ANY FORM at all of their respective gas stations. Using Credit or Debit is not a right, it is a privilege.
Since Mexico is part of NAFTA they probably can’t control exports to Mexico. Mexico can sell LNG to whomever they chose.
there is no downside to drilling for natural gas.
This is just more proof that the left wants America to be weak.
this is a prime opportunity to sell a gas to Europe with what’s going on in Russia.
We get money jobs and you infrastructure, everyone wins.
Here east of the Mississippi a lot of our electric needs could be met by repowering some of the 800 existing dams that the DOE has named as having good potential. We could then sell even more gas.
Obviously its a long term issue but the long term is what really matters for the future of our country.
Solar is fine for space and small gadgets but is seldom worth the cost in all but the sunniest areas of the country and even then only on a private per house scale.
Hard-core Greens want a kiloholocaust for the human race.
Wherever on Earth you have lots of energy available, you have improved standards of living. This is like garlic and holy water to the Greens.
No matter how clean it isn’t enough these nut jobs have one goal and that is power and control. They don’t want cheap energy growing a vibrant US economy because in that kind of world people don’t need their progressive bs.
I remember back in the 80’s Solar water heaters were all the rage. Every new house had them on the roof. People were buying them for older houses as well. Huge apartment buildings had them, as did every housing development.
Haven’t seen one in years.............
If you go back and look at a number of my older post you will see that I have been saying for years that the energy policy of the Left is no energy.