Increasing the United States’ reliance on “clean” energy, as touted by President Obama yet again in this week’s budget proposal, would leave Americans just as dependent on unreliable foreign suppliers as we are now on the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries’ stranglehold on oil. Instead of a handful of mostly Middle Eastern states, we would be dependent on a single nation for critical energy supplies — China. The threat to both national security and the U.S. economy is obvious to anyone who isn’t blinded by environmentalist dogma. – H. Sterling Burnett
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Keeping a campaign vow to bankrupt the industry, the administration revokes the permit for an approved, working coal mine in West Virginia. . . .
We have an oil drilling moratorium in parts of the Gulf of Mexico and off both coasts. ANWR and other energy-rich areas in and off Alaska are off-limits, as are vast areas in the West. Nuclear power is stalled and even natural gas is under attack for its use of so-called “fracking” technology. -- IBD Editorial
Ukraine was the breadbasket of Europe, but the Russian communists created an artificial famine there and starved millions to death. The U.S. has an abundance of energy reserves, but American communists are creating an artificial energy shortage and starving our economy. We need to reject all arbitrary restrictions on energy development, reject scacity, and embrace abundance.
Feel free to publish, post, or pass on Your Weekly Politickle by F.R. Duplantier:
There’s no benefit to coal
If you cannot dig a hole,
And the value is nil
Of oil you can’t drill.
Who would favor such control?
From the archive:
WELL, WELL, WELL
Well, I’m not exactly thrilled
When I get my gas tank filled,
But it makes my blood boil
To know that there’s oil
In reserves of our own to be drilled.
Last week’s verse:
Whatever the woe they’re bewailin’,
It’s not long ’fore the Left starts assailin’
The “climate of hate”
That right-wingers create –
And their favorite bête noire, Sarah Palin.