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Barack Obama’s Energy Policy: Unicorn Farts as the Fuel of Tomorrow

Erick Erickson

From RedState.com, Posted by Erick Erickson, Monday, March 19,2012 – On Friday, the President of the United States accused his Republican opponents of being members of the Flat Earth Society because of their demands that the nation increase drilling.

In no small bit of irony, the President who bitterly lamented the rise of ATM’s and internet travel options accused the GOP of wanting to bitterly cling to the past.

But what of Barack Obama’s energy policy? He likes to tout wind and solar technologies and batteries, but it seems while he accuses the GOP of being flat earthers, the reality is that the President is himself anti-science when it comes to the reality of domestic energy needs.

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Op-Ed from the Office of State Senator Craig Estes, District 30

For Immediate Release

January 19, 2012
Contact: Sam Carlson
512-463-0130

The Keystone XL Pipeline

State Senator Estes

Yesterday, President Obama and his administration rejected a permit application that would have allowed for the construction of the 1,700 mile Keystone XL Pipeline. With this decision, President Obama confirmed what many Texans have feared — that he cares more about politics than sound economic policy.

If constructed, the $7 billion Keystone XL Pipeline would have the capacity to transport over 800,000 barrels of crude oil per day from Canada to refineries along the Texas Gulf Coast. Continue reading →

Obama, Congress Begin 2012 in Oil Pipeline Dispute

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, January 3, 2012 – WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Congress are starting the election year locked in a tussle over a proposed 1,700-mile oil pipeline from Canada to Texas that will force the White House to make a politically risky choice between two key Democratic constituencies.

Some unions say the Keystone XL pipeline would create thousands of jobs. Environmentalists fear it could lead to an oil spill disaster. Continue reading →

Canada: U.S. Delaying Pipelines Means We’ll Go Elsewhere

From The Foundry, by Nicolas Loris, November 15, 2011 – Canada exports almost all of its energy to the United States, but because of resistance from the Obama Administration to approving the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, that could soon change. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper told President Obama that as the U.S. delays, Canada will begin diversifying by shipping its oil to Asian markets. Harper said of the delay: Continue reading →