The Obama Administration was the most proactively anti-energy presidency with which We the People have ever been afflicted.
“The oil and gas industry is in the crosshairs of the administration’s eco-agenda….”
It really wasn’t all that quiet. Or subtle. Or self-aware.
Then cometh the Trump Administration. Thank God.
And then this happens.
God bless America.
Please remember all of this when:
“‘Suddenly America is like the biggest oil producer, the biggest gas producer,’ said Barack Obama in an impromptu remark at Rice University on Tuesday. ‘That was me, people.’ After a minute of additional economic boasts, Obama instructed the audience, ‘Say ‘thank you.’”
There are a lot of people to thank. None of them is Barack Obama.
This oil revolution is excellent news – for a variety of national and international reasons.
Lower energy prices mean a better economy all the way round. The less people pay at the pump – the more they can spend…everywhere else. That additional economic activity – generates additional economic activity. And round and round we go. Which of course also means…
More jobs created. Money generates activity – and activity requires paid people to engage in it.
National and Global Security
The US leading the world in oil production – is a whole lot better than…less pleasant places like Russia or anywhere in the Middle East doing so. For us – and the rest of the reasonable planet.
As Reality tells us – oil requires pipelines to get around. As Reality has demonstrated – we can build thousands of the things nigh completely free from environmental impact. Pipelines are, in fact, the most environmentally-friendly mode of petroleum transportation.
Unfortunately, as we have seen time and time again, the Left is adroit at locating awful, anti-law Leftist judges – so as to block the perfectly legal and safe building of said pipelines.
In case you weren’t sure – Dr. Seuss was never a legislator. He wrote children’s books – which explains these judges’ childlike thinking. Unfortunately, their abuse of their positions, the law and We the People – is full-grown.
The Atlantic Coast Pipeline – is a necessary next step in the ever-necessary, never-ending steps forward in our continued energy leadership.
Just as President Trump in 2017 approving the Keystone and Dakota Access Pipelines – after Obama long blocked them – were important steps towards our again taking the global petroleum lead.
If you ain’t moving forward – you’re moving backward.
For those who succumbed to government schools – the state of Virginia is on the Atlantic coast. So the Atlantic Coast Pipeline – travels through Virginia.
Very unfortunately, apparently-former-conservative former Virginia official Ken Cuccinelli II has penned a piece in opposition to this important next step. In which he sounds very much like the Leftists he used to oppose To wit:
“(A) non-Dominion (Power) expert testified that the pipeline would raise power bills by $2.5 billion over the next 20 years.”
Well that’s amorphous. Who, pray tell, is this “non-Dominion expert?” Gregory Lander:
“Lander (was) retained by environmental groups…including the Natural Resources Defense Council in Washington and the Southern Environmental Law Center.”
Disinterested parties to be sure. They who pay the piper – call the crooked tune.
I’m sure Lander’s Leftist math – is just as brilliant as Leftist math always is. (Hint: Not very.)
The Left’s fake energy math – isn’t any better.
Meanwhile, how’s real energy doing?
The trip to our outstanding current global energy leadership – is made up of thousands of steps.
One of these necessary next steps – is the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.
We need to disregard the ever-incorrect Left – and do what President Trump has been doing.
Taking these necessary next steps.
This first appeared in Red State.