The D.C. metro was plastered last month with ads by GoWithCanada.ca, promoting the proposed 1,179-mile Keystone XL Pipeline, a 36-inch-diameter crude oil pipeline originating in Hardisty, Alberta, and extending south to Steele City, Nebraska. Described as “America’s best energy partner,” Canada provides United States refineries every day with 2.4 million barrels of crude oil, more than Saudi Arabia and Venezuela combined. The ads explained that “80% of Canada’s oil sands production capacity is owned by North American companies.”
The $5.4 billion project would allow oil producers more access to the large refining markets in the American Midwest and along the U.S. Gulf Coast, as well as energy independence from unstable Middle Eastern regimes. There is one little problem, the current administration delayed the decision beyond the November 2014 election despite angry protests. “Senator Mark Warner cosponsored legislation supporting the Keystone XL Pipeline that would override President Obama’s continued delay.” firstname.lastname@example.org
Democrat Begich of Alaska said, “I am frankly appalled at the continued foot-dragging by this administration on the Keystone project.” The delay “means we’ll miss another construction season, and another opportunity to create thousands of jobs across the country.” Who needs jobs when we have generous welfare and unemployment, and the economy is rolling at a 0.1% growth and the Fed says the recovery is back on track?
Meanwhile most environmental groups are giddy that renewable energy will protect precious Mother Earth and are busy designing a Sustainable Future based on wind and solar energy. There are few universities left that do not offer either a bachelor’s or master of science degree in Sustainable Design, engineering, architecture, or Sustainability everything.
Not all environmentalists are happy. The “smarter fuel future” turned out not so wise after all – “the renewable fuel standard is broken.” The ethanol mandates, the hope and glory for “a cleaner, greener, smarter fuel future,” devolved into a nightmare of 5 million acres of “pristine lands” set aside for conservation (“more than Everglades, Yellowstone and Yosemite National Parks combined”) becoming “super-sized cornfields, making hunger and poverty worse, and putting your engine at risk.” The corn produced into biofuels in 2011 could have fed 570 million people. The proposed 15% ethanol mixture would definitely damage most engines. http://smarterfuelfuture.org/BrokenPromises#.U2Q-YkPGI6c.facebook
The much touted renewables of wind and solar have turned out to be money pits of bankrupt solar companies, expensive and much dirtier energy, millions of chopped and fried birds, including our country’s national symbol, the bald eagle. For the sake of environmentalist pipe dreams on a large scale, the government has now given permits to kill bald eagles in the industrial process of providing solar and wind energy.
Nothing is stopping the installation of smart meters that harm human health. It is more important for utilities to make a handsome profit at the expense of our health, privacy, and discomfort. Cycling our energy during peak consumption from a remote location will assure that we will have electricity, heat, clean water, and A/C only when Big Brother allows us to have it. Rolling brown-outs and black-outs are no longer a distant possibility. Keep in mind the blackness of satellite photos indicating North Korea at night.
Pepco Holdings, the 100 years old Washington-based utility, sold to the nuclear energy giant Exelon from Chicago for $6.8 billion, is advertising on radio how “power cycling” (read, turning your electricity off for hours in hottest days of summer and coldest days of winter) will make our energy more efficient. Does anyone believe that?
Another environmentalist dream, social engineering – population resettlements and relocation to high density mixed use areas into micro-apartments, a-podments, alley-pods, and stack-able apartments – continues unabated. The most recent development in New York City is sold as post-disaster housing/stackable container homes on a 40’X 100’ parking lot.
To discourage driving and encourage bus and rail use, tolls for all interstate highways are now possible. “The Obama administration just lifted a long standing regulation that previously prohibited the creation of new toll plazas on the federal interstate highway system. While pre-existing tolls in states like New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Virginia were grandfathered in, this change now opens the door for toll collection on the remainder of the 46,876 miles of interstate highway!” https://www.advocacytoaction.com/Campaign.aspx?ID=945
How will this affect Americans? You will likely be unable to operate a car because it will be too expensive to travel on roads that you are already subsidizing with tax dollars. Your mobility will be strongly curtailed in the name of reducing your carbon footprint while the hypocritical elites who shame you into driving tin cans, jet around the globe in personal planes, limousines, huge yachts, and live in huge mansions. The taxpayers will have to fork more money for gasoline, groceries, and other goods that are transported on all toll roads because 67 percent of our domestic goods are transported by eighteen wheelers.
In case you still doubt that UN Agenda 21 is real and consider it a conspiracy theory, my bestselling book, “U.N. Agenda 21: Environmental Piracy,” has plenty of links to help you elucidate the “mystery” hidden in plain sight and connect the dots. http://www.amazon.com/U-N-Agenda-21-Environmental-Piracy-ebook/dp/B009WC6JXO/ref=sr_1_1_title_1_kin/175-9774868-3929929?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1399129925&sr=1-1&keywords=UN+Agenda+21%3A+Environmental+Piracy