Category Archives: Evironment

The 2000s are Calling, They Want Their Landlines Back

Transportation Secretary Buttigieg: “I feel like it’s the early 2000s,” Buttigieg said in defense of the Biden administration’s EV policies which aim for 50% EV sales by 2030, “and I’m talking to some people who think we can just have landline phones forever.”

Pipeline Shakedown

Cyber-hackers, known as DarkSide, broke into the Colonial Pipeline’s computer system. Once inside they encrypted the operating system and held the company hostage. That was a big deal because Colonial pumps refined fuel from the Gulf to the eastern United States. Gas prices immediately skyrocketed and people lined up 1970s style. Some stations even had to shut down. Joe Biden put on a cardigan sweater and told people to turn down their thermostats. Ok, it didn’t get that bad. But it was bad enough that Colonial paid DarkSide a $4.4 million ransom to get back on line.

Thousands of trucks had tried to carry the load for Colonial but Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, a Democrat and former governor of Michigan, said pipelines are the best way to move oil and gas. That was a big deal too because Green New Dealers love to shut down pipelines. In fact, one of President Cardigan’s first acts in office was to kill the Keystone XL pipeline.

The current Michigan Governor, Gretchen Whitmer, also a Democrat, didn’t get her predecessor’s message either. She’s demanding that the Enbridge pipeline which passes underwater from the UP to the lower peninsula shut down immediately. And she’s threatening to take all the pipeline’s revenue if the company doesn’t obey her.

Climate Czar Latest Personal Perk for Treasury Sec

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Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen plans to appoint a climate Czar. The Czar will use cold hard cash to protect the financial system from global warming. I just made that up. I don’t know what the Czar will do, but you can read about it here.

Infrastructure Freezes Texas in its Tracks

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Dallas hit 81 degrees yesterday, but the Polar Vortex froze Texas stiff last week. President Trump met with union bosses 84 degrees ago to talk infrastructure.

We are so far behind the curve in terms of infrastructure, everything from canals to highways to airports, to everything we can do and we need to do to make ourselves competitive in the 21st century.

President Biden discussing his “Build Back Better agenda with union bosses

And then there’s the Keystone XL Pipeline.

In revoking this permit, the Biden Administration has chosen to listen to the voices of fringe activists instead of union members and the American consumer on Day 1

Mark McManus, general president of the United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters after the same meeting.

No word on jet engine maintenance.

Texas Battle Cry: Remember the Windmills

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Texas gets 23% of its energy from windmills. J.R. Ewing must be spinning in his grave. He’s probably trying to generate some heat. The windmills don’t. They’re frozen.

Texans are freezing without power, but remember the Alamo! Texans will stay and fight to the end. All except Senator Ted Cruz that is. He lit out for Cancun.

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