Look at this from Reuters:
California will block the transportation through its state of petroleum from new offshore oil rigs, officials told Reuters on Wednesday, a move meant to hobble the Trump administration’s effort to vastly expand drilling in U.S. federal waters.
California’s plan to deny pipeline permits for transporting oil from new leases off the Pacific Coast is the most forceful step yet by coastal states trying to halt the biggest proposed expansion in decades of federal oil and gas leasing.
Officials in Florida, North and South Carolina, Delaware and Washington, have also warned drilling could despoil beaches, harm wildlife and hurt lucrative tourism industries.
“I am resolved that not a single drop from Trump’s new oil plan ever makes landfall in California,” Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom, chair of the State Lands Commission and a Democratic candidate for governor, said in an emailed statement.
OK, we know all about this. California is perhaps the most car-intensive culture ever and a heavy consumer of fuel, yet they are the first to say that they don’t want oil from offshore.
It gets much worse. ‘Greenies’ and the Democrats who control California do not want oil in any form from “fracking”, from Canadian ‘oil sands’, or from oil trains, pipelines, oil from shale, refineries, and anything else that has to do with oil or natural gas.
This issue is playing out all over the nation. Yet we all are enjoying low energy prices and abundant supplies from practices like “fracking” and from Canadian ‘oil sands’ production.
Nikitas3.com thus proposes this solution: Americans who oppose ‘fracking’ and oil from Canada and oil and natural gas pipelines should send personal $1,000 checks every year to those of us who support the practices that bring down prices. After all, the anti-frackers have saved a lot of money and thus they should be willing to give it away if they really want oil to be more expensive for all by limiting its production.
“Fracking” is a process in which water, sand and a tiny .5% fraction of chemicals are pumped under high pressure into an oil well hole to slightly crack open the rock at the bottom of the well (it fractures the rock, or ‘fracks’ it). In the early days of ‘fracking’ the cracks were caused by explosives being dropped down the wells.
‘Fracking’ allows oil or natural gas from a much wider area to flow to the bottom of the well where it is then pumped to the surface. This means that many fewer wells need to be drilled. This is very efficient and productive, and thus good for the environment.
But environmentalists hate “fracking” since ‘fracking’ is making large amounts of oil available and keeping the price of oil low, while the ‘greenies’ want to make oil scarce in order to drive up its price and make solar and wind power seem competitive price-wise.
The driving force behind virtually all of modern-day environmentalism is an effort to halt the production and use of oil and natural gas and to replace them with inefficient energy sources that ‘greenies’ control and profit from like solar panels and windmills.
For instance ‘greenies’ demonize “fracking” with ludicrous claims. After 70 years of ‘fracking’ for oil in Oklahoma and Kansas the area around Cushing, Oklahoma recently suffered a string of small, harmless earthquakes. Environmentalists immediately blamed “fracking” since they always find a way to milk any natural event for their advantage, like blaming warm weather on ‘climate change’.
‘Fracking’ did not cause the earthquakes which are triggered by the shifting of millions or billions of tons of rock miles underground, not by a few tons of rock being cracked apart at the bottoms of shallower oil wells.
Environmentalists also are battling pipelines all over the country. If they can obstruct the pipelines to transport oil then the oil must be moved on trains which is more hazardous and expensive than pipelines. Then they complain about the trains and about oil spills and explosions in train derailments. Then they want to halt the trains too, i.e, halt all oil transport.
At the same time ‘greenies’ want to install 400-foot tall windmills on the mountaintops that you can see for miles around, but they want to block underground oil pipelines that we can’t even see.
Environmentalists are actually harming the environment much more with their ideas than oil or natural gas is. If you want a nation blanketed in windmills then you will love the Sierra Club.
In 2013 Phelim McAleer released FrackNation, a film debunking ‘green’ claims about the dangers of “fracking”. McAleer challenged anti-fracking images like homeowners lighting their well water on fire like a blow torch coming out of the tap, an image used in anti-fracking films which can easily be faked. Meanwhile you can get traces of natural gas in well water just from the natural presence of natural gas in the ground, and without any ‘fracking’ nearby.
McAleer also exposed a Pennsylvania couple who claimed that their well water had been polluted by ‘fracking’. The couple gave lectures showing a fake bottle of polluted water but tests by state and federal environmental officials – who are hardly friends of ‘fracking’ – showed that the couple’s well water was safe.
Meanwhile advanced ‘fracking’ practices have helped the United States today to produce 10 million barrels of oil per day for the first time since 1970 when environmentalists told us that the US was “running out of oil” and that we had passed “peak” oil production. Thus ‘fracking’ is good for all of us.
On the other hand, ‘greenies’ promote windmills, which are massively inefficient. Nikitas3.com has estimated that the labor and maintenance costs alone for thousands of small-yield windmill generators can easily be 2,000 times or more the cost for maintaining the few generators at a nuclear plant of equal output. This is why wind energy pushes up electricity prices.
Environmentalists often claim that such-and-such windmill produces, say, “enough electricity for 1,500 homes” but they never actually show you the metered output of the windmill because that output is never what they claimed. In fact virtually every claim by environmentalists is greatly exaggerated or is an outright lie in order to embellish the image of ‘green’ energy.
Nikitas3.com also estimates that the amount of resources (steel, copper, concrete, energy, and composite material for the blades) needed to build windmills can be up to 1,000 times the amount needed for a nuclear plant of equal output. That is alarmingly inefficient and very bad for the environment to have to produce all of these extra resources.
Solar panels are hugely inefficient. That is why homes with solar panels almost always stay hooked up to the power grid since the homeowners know that the solar panels can never power the home on their own.
In addition solar panel owners take advantage of ‘green’ laws to get four different types of subsidies for the panels. Those who do not have solar panels pay those subsidies.
Here is a final note about the hoax of ‘global warming’ from Phys.org:
The Pacific nation of Tuvalu—long seen as a prime candidate to disappear as climate change forces up sea levels—is actually growing in size, new research shows.
A University of Auckland study examined changes in the geography of Tuvalu’s nine atolls and 101 reef islands between 1971 and 2014, using aerial photographs and satellite imagery.
It found eight of the atolls and almost three-quarters of the islands grew during the study period, lifting Tuvalu’s total land area by 2.9 percent, even though sea levels in the country rose at twice the global average.
This is further proof debunking this ‘climate change’ nonsense. And when they say “rising seas” it is the same thing. The seas are not rising around Tuvalu, which is not sinking like they predicted – it is growing.
Meanwhile no coastal cities anywhere in the world have seen any kind of flooding from “rising seas” and we have no historical records anywhere of any coastal cities flooding from “rising seas” over the last 2,000 years even during the historically hot Medieval Warm Period (900 AD to 1300 AD).
The only “rising” seas are “rising” by fractions of an inch, but it goes both up and down in various parts of the world according to natural and local conditions, just as tides rise and fall naturally.
Al Gore said in 2007 that seas were going to rise 17 feet. Then in 2010 he bought a beachfront home in California.
So much for “rising seas”…
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