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Re: Re: Fossil Fuel Skulldugggery
« Reply #120 on: January 31, 2018, 09:16:24 pm »



EPA ends important Clean Air policy, fulfilling request of fossil fuel lobby

LAST UPDATED ON JANUARY 29TH, 2018 AT 5:00 PM BY MIHAI ANDREI

Strike another win for the fossil companies and another loss for the people. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the withdrawal of a key provision of the Clean Air Act. Following this move, hundreds of U.S. industrial facilities will be allowed to dramatically increase their emissions of the most toxic air pollutants.

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The EPA has removed the “once-in always-in” policy under the Clean Air Act, which oversaw the regulation of hazardous air pollutant emissions for large-scale polluters. Under the new interpretation, major sources such as coal power plants can be reclassified, allowing them to follow different standards and emit much more than they were allowed to do before now.

This move is only the latest in a worrying series of environmental rollbacks issued by the Trump Administration. John Walke, clean air director at the Natural Resources Defense Council, says this decision is among the most dangerous yet.

“This is among the most dangerous actions that the Trump EPA has taken yet against public health. Rolling back longstanding protections to allow the greatest increase in hazardous air pollutants in our nation’s history is unconscionable.”

“This move drastically weakens protective limits on air pollutants like arsenic, lead, mercury and other toxins that cause cancer, brain damage, infertility, developmental problems and even death. And those harmed most would be nearby communities already suffering a legacy of pollution. NRDC will fight this terrible decision to unleash toxic pollutants with every available tool.”

The move highlights President Donald Trump’s relentless efforts to roll back federal environmental regulations. The withdrawal of this particular policy was sought by utilities, the petroleum industry, and other large-polluters. But in their zeal to roll back such regulations, they seem to have forgotten the best interests of citizens and focus overwhelmingly on corporate industrial interests. There is good reason to believe that while this will ease the regulatory burden on corporations, it will have massive consequences on the health of US citizens.

“The possibility seems very likely that some [downgraded] sources could actually increase their emissions as long as they don’t hit the cap,” said Janice Nolen, assistant vice president for national policy at the American Lung Association, who added that changing these rules would remove an important tool for the public to enforce air quality laws.

In recent times, the EPA seems to have become the antithesis of what it stands for. Instead of ensuring environmental and health protection, under Scott Pruitt, the agency has become a fiefdom where industry lobbying — especially coming from coal and oil — can get pretty much everything it asks for. Scientists have been swiftly removed by industry reps, and just recently, an EPA representative said that the air is “a bit too clean for human health” — well, the recent rollback should certainly help with that.

https://www.zmescience.com/science/epa-fossil-fuel-lobby-29012018/

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Re: Re: Fossil Fuel Skulldugggery
« Reply #121 on: January 31, 2018, 09:29:23 pm »
Scott Pruitt 🦀 needs to answer for what he's done to the EPA

BY MARY ANNE HITT, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR — 01/29/18 08:45 AM EST

SNIPPET:

The list of double talk terms goes on and on. Who knew that “regulatory certainty” would be preached by an EPA administrator who throws out regulations already on the books?

Who knew that a man who says “process matters” over and over again would be sued so many times for trying to delay and obstruct life-saving safeguards?

The overriding assumption is that words don’t mean much to Pruitt, and he is inevitably going to do whatever polluting industries ask for and then make up some platitude to justify it.

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http://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/371147-scott-pruitt-needs-to-answer-for-what-hes-done-to-the-epa
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Re: Re: Fossil Fuel Skulldugggery
« Reply #122 on: February 01, 2018, 01:44:55 pm »
Scott Pruitt 🦀 needs to answer for what he's done to the EPA

BY MARY ANNE HITT, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR — 01/29/18 08:45 AM EST

SNIPPET:

The list of double talk terms goes on and on. Who knew that “regulatory certainty” would be preached by an EPA administrator who throws out regulations already on the books?

Who knew that a man who says “process matters” over and over again would be sued so many times for trying to delay and obstruct life-saving safeguards?

The overriding assumption is that words don’t mean much to Pruitt, and he is inevitably going to do whatever polluting industries ask for and then make up some platitude to justify it.

Full article:

http://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/371147-scott-pruitt-needs-to-answer-for-what-hes-done-to-the-epa

If there ever was a political class that deserved the guillotine, it's these clowns we have now.

That is not a subversive statement, just a casual observation.

If I said  "Off with their heads!" that might be subversive, so I won't say that. These are dangerous times to speak out about anything.


Yep. I understand perfectly and agree. Our country is besieged by entrenched fascism.  :(
 


How a 19th-Century Whaleship Can Save the 'White Working Class'

By Paul Street —  The story of the Essex—rooted in racialized ignorance and fear—offers a valuable lesson in survival for contemporary America.

SNIPPET 1:

The third missing part of the (National Geographic) story has to do with North American black-white relations. Seven of the Essex’s sailors were black. None of these crew members were among the eight survivors. Five of the first six Essex crew members to die were black. The first four sailors to be devoured by their shipmates were black.

Philbrick ties this racially disparate outcome to the inferior diets of the black crew members—a reflection of racial discrimination in the United States.

SNIPPET 2:

Just three years before Melville published “Moby-Dick,” a 30-year-old communist philosopher named Karl Marx noted how the bourgeois system had “left remaining no other nexus between man and man than naked self-interest, than callous ‘cash payment.’ ” He famously observed: “It has drowned the most heavenly ecstasies of religious fervour, of chivalrous enthusiasm, of philistine sentimentalism, in the icy water of egotistical calculation. It has resolved personal worth into exchange value, and in place of the numberless indefeasible chartered freedoms, has set up that single, unconscionable freedom—Free Trade. In one word, for exploitation, veiled by religious and political illusions, it has substituted naked, shameless, direct, brutal exploitation.”
https://www.truthdig.com/articles/19th-century-whaleship-can-save-white-working-class/


 

People think unrestrained greed, institutional racism disguised as "exceptionalism" and Fossil Fuel Industry Fascist Corruption/Skullduggery (buy em' or bop em') of government for the nefarious PRIVATE oligarchic purpose of coopting US Foreign AND Domestic policies for profit over people and planet (i.e. murder and mayhem for empire) are not inextricably linked.

They are. There is a cause and effect chain that is as long term destructive as it is short term profitable. If we shut down ALL the Fossil Fuel Corporations in the USA and imprisoned the polluters everywhere, every single one of the social cancers I mentioned above would not disappear, but they would be severely hampered by lack of funding. Immorality isn't going away any time soon. BUT, profitable immorality would vanish.

The WORLD needs the same Independence that the USA needs.
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Re: Re: Fossil Fuel Skulldugggery
« Reply #123 on: February 01, 2018, 02:52:51 pm »
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Report: White House Wants to Cut Renewable Energy Programs by 72%

February 1, 2018

By Lorraine Chow

President Donald Trump—who remarked Tuesday that his administration ended the nonexistent "war on beautiful clean coal"—really wants to make fossil fuels 🦖 great again.   


The White House plans to ask Congress to cut the Department of Energy's renewable energy and energy efficiency programs by a massive 72 percent in fiscal 2019, according to draft budget documents obtained by the Washington Post.

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's (EERE) current spending level is set at $2.04 billion for the current fiscal year ending on Oct. 1. But the Trump administration will significantly lower that amount to $575.5 million for 2019, the Post reported.

The EERE supports the development of sustainable transportation, renewable power, and energy-efficient homes, buildings and manufacturing. Its SunShot Program has significantly reduced the total costs of solar energy.

The draft budget document calls for a number of cuts, including:

֍ A staff cut of 680 in the enacted 2017 budget to 450 in 2019.

֍ Reducing research in fuel efficient vehicles by 82 percent.

֍ Cutting research into bioenergy technologies by 82 percent.

֍ Shrinking research into solar energy technology by 78 percent.

This is the second year Trump has targeted clean energy spending. Last year, he proposed cutting the office's budget by two-thirds to $636.1 million, which Congress later rejected.

"It shows that we've made no inroads in terms of convincing the administration of our value, and if anything, our value based on these numbers has dropped," one EERE employee told the Post.

The reported spending cut comes not long after Trump's decision to impose steep tariffs on imported solar panels and related equipment—a move that experts say will stifle the current solar boom, harm the fastest-growing job sector in the U.S., and drag down clean energy innovation.

The draft document could change before the federal budget is due later this month, but as the Post pointed out, the budget "will mark a starting point for negotiations and offer a statement of intent and policy priorities."

In response, the White House🦀 told the newspaper: "We don't comment on any leaked or pre-decisional documents prior to the release of the official budget."   


https://www.ecowatch.com/renewable-energy-budget-cuts-2530485007.html


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Re: Re: Fossil Fuel Skulldugggery
« Reply #124 on: February 01, 2018, 06:36:27 pm »
Agelbert NOTE: Please observe in that innocent sounding title below that NO Energy CEO from Solar, or wind or geothermal, etc. is actually included in the term, "U.S. Energy CEOs" (as in, "our loyal energy servants" ).

Ain't that just amazing how these  exclusively FOSSIL FUEL related Corporate CEOs can be made to look like they cover the whole energy enchillada in the USA. When ya look at at that way, their "request" does not look like what it is (i.e. a GOVERNMENT HAND OUT funded by we-the people  ).

These fine fellows love to talk about private enterprise and hard work and all that. The truth is that they are now, and they always have been, Welfare Queen polluting crooks and liars.

Of course their tool Trump will scramble to do their bidding by calling it a "jobs program" or the other standardised bit of bullshit (i.e. "it's for national security") the fossil fuelers love to trot out.

When Hurricane Harvey hit that area, I told you the Houston channel dredging costs would be massive and the Fossil Fuel Fascists would try to pass the buck for the fix to  we-the-people. Now it is happening.

Tell me again about how "profitable" these fossil fuel corporations are so I can laugh in your embarrassingly ignorant face! THEY bring about the environmental hit on the channel through their polluting crap and then THEY don't have the money to fix what THEY mostly caused. And you call THAT a "profitable" business? What a nation of total suckers we are to keep allowing these welfare queen crooks to socialize the costs and privatize the profits.


U.S. Energy CEOs 🦖Urge Trump 🦖 to Fund Port of Corpus Christi Dredging

January 31, 2018 by Mike Schuler

The Theo T 🦕 departs the port of Corpus Christi with the first export cargo of US crude oil since the United States government repealed a 40 year ban on the export of crude oil in December 2015. Picture taken December 31, 2015. Photo credit: Port of Corpus Christi

CEOs of six well-known American energy companies signed a letter addressed to President Donald Trump on Wednesday in support of the Corpus Christi Ship Channel Improvement Project (CIP).

The CC Ship Channel Improvement Project will widen the Corpus Christi Ship Channel to 530 feet, plus add additional barge shelves, to allow for two way vessel and barge traffic. It will also deepen the channel to 54 feet, which will allow for the safe and efficient passage of deep draft vessels, including Very Large Crude Carriers.

The Port of Corpus Christi and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers signed a Project Partnership Agreement for the project last October, but as of now the project still lacks the required funding needed to get off the ground.

The letter requests funding for the United States Army Corps of Engineers to deepen and widen the Corpus Christi Ship Channel in an effort to meet surging global demand for U.S. produced oil and natural gas.

Since the U.S. lifted the 40-year-old ban on crude oil exports in late 2015, the Port of Corpus Christi has emerged as the largest export port of U.S. produced crude oil, and it is a major export hub for U.S. energy products. According to Energy Analysts International, the Port of Corpus Christi exported more than $6 billion of crude oil to U.S. trading partners in 2017, contributing to offset the United States trade deficit.

CEOs from Occidental Petroleum 🦖 Corporation, NuStar 🦖 Energy L.P., Buckeye 🦖 Partners, L.P., Howard 🦖 Energy Partners, Plains All American 🦖 Pipeline, and Cheniere 🦖 Energy, Inc. specifically asked that the President include $60 million for this project in his Fiscal Year 2019 Presidential Budget to begin Federal participation in its construction.

”Funding the CIP is an opportunity to invest in a national transportation asset that would allow our U.S. companies and the port to significantly increase our export capacity and help solidify the U.S. as a world energy leader,” the CEOs stated in their letter to President Trump.

“With widespread bipartisan support, we are confident you will find this project the most worthy of funding of all U.S. coastal navigation construction projects in the Nation,” said Sean Strawbridge, Port Corpus Christi CEO in an attached letter to President Trump. “In support of this project are U.S. energy companies who themselves are investing billions in infrastructure from the rich producing energy fields of West Texas to Corpus Christi. As the gateway to the global markets, Port Corpus Christi must ensure the infrastructure it oversees, namely the Corpus Christi Ship Channel, is capable of transporting safely and competitively the anticipated increased export volumes of crude oil, natural gas, and other petroleum products. At the center of the emergence of the United States as a dominant player in the global energy market is the Corpus Christi Ship Channel Improvement Project.”

http://gcaptain.com/us-energy-ceos-urge-trump-to-fund-port-of-corpus-christi-dredging/
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Re: Re: Fossil Fuel Skulldugggery
« Reply #125 on: February 12, 2018, 11:59:28 pm »
Tomgram: Michael Klare, Militarizing 🦀 America’s Energy 🦖 Policy

February 12, 2018

This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com.

SNIPPET:

Think of President Trump 🦀 and his administration as a den of thieves. There is, of course, the obvious thievery: what they will in the end, as with the recently passed tax “reform” bill, steal from ordinary citizens and offer as never-ending presents to the already staggeringly wealthy, among them the president himself (possible savings up to $15 million annually) and son-in-law Jared Kushner (possible savings: up to $12 million annually). According to the Congressional Budget Office, government cash reserves are already starting to fall faster than expected as a result of lost revenue from that bill. And the modest gains offered to ordinary taxpayers to give cover to a vast increase in the wealth of the top 1% will all sunset in the 2020s, while that bill’s corporate tax cuts are meant for eternity.

Think of such moves not as acts of petty theft, but as robbery of the most basic sort, since they involve stealing from the future to fund an increasingly plutocratic present. The Donald, in other words, isn’t just stealing from us but from our children and grandchildren. And if that’s true of his tax bill, it’s so much truer of his energy policies, as TomDispatch regular Michael Klare makes clear in a newsworthy manner today. That the president’s addiction to fossil fuels, his belief that freeing Big Energy from every form of restriction and regulation, is crucial to future American global domination has, Klare informs us, been embedded in the administration’s recently released National Security Strategy.  In other words, the exploitation of fossil fuels in North America is now officially the heart and soul of the global policy-making of President Trump and his generals.

This isn’t just a matter of stealing future money from our children and grandchildren, or even of polluting the American environment in which they’ll grow up in a fashion familiar to anyone — like Donald Trump (or me) — who was raised in the 1950s.  It’s a matter of stealing everything from them, including potentially the very environment that’s nurtured generation after generation of children on this planet for all the thousands of years of human history.  If the president and his crew of climate deniers have their way and a fossil-fuelized version of energy “dominance” comes to rule our American world, while the path to alternative energy growth is crippled, then they will have stolen from the future in the most basic way imaginable for the comfort of just a few human beings now.  As part of what can only be thought of as a semi-conscious plan to further warm the planet, President Trump’s energy policy will, without any doubt, represent not just thievery, not just the crime of this century, but terracide, the destruction of the planet itself, which will be the crime of any century. Keep that in mind as you read Klare’s piece today. Tom

Full article:

http://warisacrime.org/2018/02/12/tomgram-michael-klare-militarizing-americas-energy-policy/
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Re: Re: Fossil Fuel Skulldugggery
« Reply #126 on: February 14, 2018, 10:24:13 pm »
 

February 14, 2018

West Virginia Woman 🕊 Removed From Legislature After Exposing Fossil Fuel 🦖 Contributions to Lawmakers 🦍

A woman drove 100 miles to West Virginia's state capitol to testify against invasive drilling legislation, but was pulled off the House floor for highlighting how fossil fuel money corrupts politics, Ben Norton reports.


http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=21136
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Re: Re: Fossil Fuel Skulldugggery
« Reply #127 on: February 15, 2018, 01:03:24 pm »
California, allies ready for emission-law war with Trump🦀 EPA 🦖 , CARB head says

John Voelcker Feb 15, 2018

SNIPPET:

With the release of proposed new and lower fuel-economy rules expected from the NHTSA by March 30, many eyes have turned to the powerful California Air Resources Board.

The state's pioneering role in reducing emissions and cutting air pollution predates even the existence of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

That agency, now run by Scott Pruitt—an unabashed proponent of burning fossil fuels and a climate-science denier—will shortly issue its own related proposal for boosting the carbon-dioxide emissions allowed from road vehicles.

California, however, is not likely to accede to any radical increase in national emission standards.   

Instead, it has a long-established legal right to establish its own, tougher emission rules, recognizing its pioneering role and the specially dire air-pollution conditions in the Los Angeles Basin.

Unless, that is, Pruitt reverses himself and decides to attack that right by rescinding the "waiver" to the national rules that permits that, one of a long series stretching back 30 years.

If Pruitt does that, however, CARB is ready to go to war.

Full article:

https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1115323_california-allies-ready-for-emission-law-war-with-trump-epa-carb-head-says
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Re: Re: Fossil Fuel Skulldugggery
« Reply #128 on: February 22, 2018, 01:20:26 pm »

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Karl Rove strategy #3: Accuse your opponent of your own weakness

Quite often a mitigation skeptic will present an "argument" that would make sense if the science side would make it, but makes no sense from their side. Classics would be dead African babies or being in it for the money.

A more person example would be Anthony Watts, the host of mitigation skeptical blog WUWT, claiming that I have a WUWT fixation. Fixation champion Anthony Watts who incites hatred of Michael E. Mann on a weekly if not daily basis. That I write about his cesspit occasionally makes sense given that Watts claims to doubt the temperature trend from station measurements; that is my topic. WUWT is also hard to avoid given that PR professional Watts calls his blog "The world's most viewed site on global warming and climate changes" to improve its standing with journalists and his blog is at least a larger one thus the immoral behavior of WUWT represents the mainstream of the political movement against mitigation.

You can naturally see this behavior as the psychological problem called "projection":
Psychological projection is the act or technique of defending oneself against unpleasant impulses by denying their existence in oneself, while attributing them to others.
http://variable-variability.blogspot.com/2015/08/karl-rove-strategy-weakness-of-mitigation-sceptics.html

Exxon 🦖 Sues Collection Of Figures 🕊🍀🌻 🌼 🌷🌱 Associated With Climate Change Lawsuits, Alleging Conspiracy

February 22nd, 2018 by James Ayre 

SNIPPET:

As you may recall, companies are now considered to have the same rights as humans from a legal standpoint in the US.

So, what can be made of the new lawsuits from Exxon? Just another spectacle for the public? Another way for the various “sports teams” that comprise most of what passes for politics these days to hoot and holler at each other? Another spectacle at the coliseum? Another way to curtail actual change and keep “business and usual” churning? Or is there more to it than that?

Full article:

https://cleantechnica.com/2018/02/22/exxon-sues-collection-figures-associated-climate-change-lawsuits-alleging-conspiracy/

Agelbert NOTE: In other news that I am certain and I am sure could certainly not have anything to do with a CONSPIRACY of the Fossil Fuel Fascists working with our bought and paid for government to hide the truth about FRACKING POLLUTION, you may be intersted in reading this:

Emissions From Fracking 5 Times Higher Than Reported

February 22nd, 2018 by Steve Hanley

SNIPPET:

Natural gas is not a “bridge fuel to the future.” It is a death sentence for humanity. Think that is too strong? Think again. A new study by the Environmental Defense Fund finds that methane escaping from fracking operations in Pennsylvania “causes the same near term climate pollution as 11 coal fired power plants” and is “five times higher than what oil and gas companies report” to the state. A previous assessment by EDF last November found methane emissions escaping from oil and gas wells in New Mexico are “equivalent to the climate impact of approximately 12 coal fired power plants.”

Full article:

https://cleantechnica.com/2018/02/22/emissions-fracking-5-times-higher-reported/


The Fossil Fuelers 🦖 DID THE Clean Energy  Inventions suppressing, Climate Trashing, human health depleting CRIME,   but since they have ALWAYS BEEN liars and conscience free crooks 🦀, they are trying to AVOID   DOING THE TIME or     PAYING THE FINE!     Don't let them get away with it! Pass it on!   
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Re: Re: Fossil Fuel Skulldugggery
« Reply #129 on: February 26, 2018, 06:18:35 pm »
 
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Courts Questioning Trump’s 🦀 Pipeline Policies as Protesters 🕊 Face Fossil Fueled 🦖 Front Groups

As we hold on for dear life at the start of the second year of the Trump administration, the crazy wave of national news that breaks each week can feel overwhelming. But a few key pieces of pipeline news from last week are worth a revisit.

On Wednesday the 21st, a US District Court Judge ruled that the Trump administration needed to turn over documents explaining its decision to reverse course and approve the Keystone XL pipeline, or explain why that reasoning should be kept secret. The Obama administration spent years studying the pipeline’s impacts, and ultimately that body of evidence justified blocking the pipeline. But upon assuming office, President Trump almost immediately decided the opposite. Given that such decisions are required to be based on facts, what new evidence did the government suddenly find to change its mind so quickly?

As we’ve said before, according to the Administrative Procedures Act, federal decisions need to be based on science and facts. If not, they can be struck down in court for being “arbitrary and capricious,” a fancy way of saying something is done for political reasons that aren’t supported by the evidence.

For example, on Thursday, Judge William Orrick of the U.S. District Court for Northern California ruled that the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) had to start enforcing a rule to limit methane waste from oil and gas operations on federal land. Judge Orrick allowed the lawsuit defending the waste prevention rule to proceed because BLM “relied on opinions untethered to evidence,” didn’t show their work to justify the decision, “and it is therefore arbitrary and capricious within the meaning of the APA.”

Though Trump is in the process of deciding what to do about the rule, the judge’s order means the administration can’t keep procrastinating and must enforce the rule while they figure out what’s next. (In case you’re wondering what methane emissions might look like, the emissions from various facilities have been captured by Earthworks on infrared camera.

These are encouraging decisions, particularly in light of the fact that pipeline fights are still raging across the country with significant battles being played out locally. News broke last week per HuffPo’s Itai Vardi that a front group for natural gas and gas-heavy utility companies is masquerading as a “sustainable energy” organization. In a letter to Massachusetts Governor Baker, the Mass Coalition for Sustainable Energy argues for more natural gas pipelines as part of a climate solutions. It’s signed by the presidents of various mundane sounding business groups, like Boston and Springfield Chambers of Commerce. Not signing on, however, are some of the groups other funders, like Canadian pipeline company Enbridge, or the utilities Eversource and National Grid.

These companies are actively seeking new pipelines through Massachusetts. They’re funding the PR effort to get more pipelines. Why oh why wouldn’t they want their name on the coalition’s website, and on the letter to the governor? Surely a great mystery, that.  

Another totally unsolvable mystery? Why ALEC and pro-pipeline politicians are trying to get the Department of Justice to prosecute pipeline protesters as terrorists. Alex Kaufman at HuffPo explored last week how the “valve turners” who shut down a pipeline as an act of protest against climate change are being equated by the lawyers prosecuting them to the 9/11 hijackers and the Unabomber.

Who are these apparently terrifying terrorists the pipeline profiteers so gravely fear? Well, there’s Chief Avrol Looking Horse, who penned an op-ed last week about how the Standing Rock pipeline protests have gone global. He’s a Native American chief whose peaceful religious ceremonies are apparently a 9/11-scale threat.

Then there’s Danielle Pierre, a 16 year old whose op-ed last week on New Jersey’s pipeline fights is hardly the Unabomber’s manifesto.

But as we’re seeing with the #NeverAgain movement for gun control, maybe the oil and gas industry’s terror at the thought of a high school protester isn’t so arbitrary or capricious.
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« Reply #130 on: March 07, 2018, 09:42:37 pm »
 
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Trump Admin 😈 Intent on Picking 💵 Losers Like Coal💣   and Nuclear☢️

Clean coal and nuclear power--according to some, they’re the baseload power that environmentalists should support. Unfortunately, as we learned last week, the Kemper clean coal plant was an abject failure, and and Georgia regulators are still struggling to drag the massively over budget Vogtle nuclear plant over the finish line.

But failure’s never been a deterrent for the Trump administration. The Houston Chronicle’s James Osborne’s latest piece looks at the Trump administration’s proposed budget and Rick Perry’s plans for new coal plants. In light of what Joe Aldina, director of coal analytics at S&P Global Platts, tells Osborne is a “general skepticism” about carbon capture, Trump and Perry are trying to shovel taxpayer money into “High Efficiency Low Emissions” coal plants, the newest generation of coal plants that try and get more energy out of every lump of coal. The 2019 White House budget cuts funding for the Department of Energy’s carbon capture programs by 80%, to offset an increase in funding for these new coal plants.

But as Osborne notes, these plants provide “nowhere near the gains scientists say are necessary to slow climate change and meet targets under international accords.” On top of that, Woods Mackenzie analyst Matt Preston told Osborne that  “even with significant government involvement,” building these plants is “still no less expensive than building wind or solar or gas.”

So just as pricey, with no climate benefits. Most politicians seek out win-wins, but apparently Trump 🦀 and Perry 🦕 are going for a lose-lose.

Speaking of losers, some say nuclear power provides an opportunity for producing carbon-free electricity, and the Trump administration sure seems eager to throw money at the industry. And although some supposedly intelligent people (falsely) allege green groups are what’s standing in the way of a nuclear-powered future, the reality is that it’s economics that’s killing nuclear.

The latest on that front comes from the South Carolina Post and Courier, where Andrew Brown reported on Monday that the ill-fated V.C. Summer Nuclear Station is already off track just six months into construction. But like the Kemper clean coal plant, instead of disclosing the problems, the owners of V.C. Summer, Westinghouse Electric Corp., decided to hide them. according to an email by Westinghouse CEO Danny Roderick, the company was concerned was that letting the public know about the extent of the delays and depth of the cost overruns would have a “decidedly negative effect on everyone involved in the project.”.

His concerns are legitimate. The public would probably be furious to find out that they spent over $2 billion on reactors that were never completed.

$2 billion spent, for zero watts of electricity produced. 🤬

Doesn’t take a degree from Trump University to see how bad a deal that is.
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Re: Re: Fossil Fuel Skulldugggery
« Reply #131 on: March 11, 2018, 08:43:25 pm »


March 10, 2018
Save the Birds, Kill the Planet : Interior 🦀 Attacks Wind Turbines in Push for Fossil Fuels 🦖


While pledging the administration's dedication to the fossil fuel industry  🦖 , Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke 😈 made the inaccurate but oft-cited claim that turbines kill 750,000 birds a year. Scott Edwards of Food & Water Watch discusses the expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure and states' efforts to pass climate regulations in the absence of federal laws

http://therealnews.com/t2/story:21314:Save-the-Birds%2C-Kill-the-Planet%3A-Interior-Attacks-Wind-Turbines-in-Push-for-Fossil-Fuels

Agelbert NOTE: Zinke is a fossil fuel funded LIAR! Bird deaths from Fossil fuel Power Plant Stack Pollution and glass on multistory buildings DWARF the relatively tiny number of deaths from wind turbines! Zinke is trying to kill the planet's biosphere 🌎💣, INCLUDING the birds 🕊🔫 too!

Zinke 😈 is the ENEMY of Renewable Energy BECAUSE he has arbitrarily picked, something he😈 and Perry😈 and Pruitt 😈 mendaciously claimed they didn't want to do, fossil fuels as GOVERNMENT FAVORED WINNERS!.

Zinke's LIES about Renewable Energy "caused bird deaths" are proof!

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Proverbs 26:


12 Do you see a person wise in their own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for them.

24 Enemies disguise themselves with their lips, but in their hearts they harbor deceit.

25 Though their speech is charming, do not believe them, for seven abominations fill their hearts.

26 Their malice may be concealed by deception, but their wickedness will be exposed in the assembly.


28 A lying tongue hates those it hurts, and a flattering mouth works ruin.


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Re: Re: Fossil Fuel Skulldugggery
« Reply #132 on: March 13, 2018, 02:01:35 pm »
Trump Fires Secretary of state

He didn't kiss enough ass.

Now the question is, who is the next sucker to take the job?  ???   

RE

Given to Pompeo already

RE

"Kissing ass" had nothing to do with Tillerson and his second in command being "fired".


This is really not that hard to figure out. 🕵️

The Kochroaches are winning the fossil fuel war against the Exxon Big Oil Crooks.


These corporate fossil fuel bastards, now that they have Trump there to do everything possible to BABY them with welfare queen handouts while he does everything to DESTROY the progress in Renewable Energy, are fighting amongst themselves to be the top "apex polluting predator" in the Fascist Trump MAGA Swamp.

You helped get the Libertarian (FASCIST) Kochroaches to OWN the US Government, GO. I hope you are satisfied.


Tardigrade - extremophiles inherit the earth
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Re: Re: Fossil Fuel Skulldugggery
« Reply #133 on: March 13, 2018, 09:14:59 pm »


March 13, 2018

Newly Tapped Sec of State Mike Pompeo 🦕 Comes with Deep Ties to the Koch Brothers

"If I were on the confirmation committee, I would be asking Mike Pompeo exactly how much money the Koch network has invested in him that has not been publicly disclosed," says Lisa Graves of Documented

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Re: Re: Fossil Fuel Skulldugggery
« Reply #134 on: March 13, 2018, 09:23:22 pm »
The Kochroaches are winning. Not sure if that's by default. From the beginning there were more of them than just about anybody else. The Koch's bought Trump off immediately after the election.

Tillerson is too middle-of-the road, and has been trying to run the State Dept. according to the rules, instead of being Trump's ****. Tillerson might be from Big Oil, but he's also an Eagle Scout who sees his responsibility as being to the country, not Trump.


Donald Trump is a graduate of West Point and a true patriot.

The voters chose wisely.


Bullshit.

Excuse me. Trump did NOT attend West Point. As in the United States Military Academy at West Point. You are mistaken about that.

He DID attend a private military high school, New York Military Academy. Nice uniforms though.

He attended college at Fordham and Wharton (U. of Pennsylvania)....as an UNDERGRAD (He did NOT obtain an MBA from the Wharton School of Business, as he leads people to believe.). He garnered no honors that were ever recorded.

He did dodge the draft while you were probably walking around in rice paddies. He received five deferments in all.

All this stuff is public record.

http://www.vistacollege.edu/blog/resources/the-education-of-donald-trump/
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