Tuesday, September 8, 2015


I really support President Obama's clean-energy policy.  He is doing a lot to help us make the transition from fossil fuels to clean, renewable energy sources.  He's pushing solar energy, wind power, an increase in oil drilling in Alaska, fuel cells . . .
Wait - back up there!  Oil drilling in Alaska??
Yes.  The President went to Alaska to highlight his comment to fighting climate change, and he underlined (or undermined) his commitment by allowing Royal Dutch Shell to drill for oil in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska's western coast.  He says that in order to make the transition to renewable fuels, we need to . . . drill for more oil!  Because we want to make sure we have enough oil to tide us over as we make the clean-energy change, right?
So, if having an adequate supply of oil is a problem, why do we have an oil glut now?  How about all the oil we're currently pumping, which is partly responsible for the glut?   
And wasn't much of this oil actually inaccessible before the polar ice, as a result of global warming, started receding faster than Jason Alexander's hair line? 
And, as its name indicates, isn't this a foreign company that's setting out to extract it?
Ahh, it's all about money.  Even with falling oil prices, I'll bet the profit margins on petroleum are bigger than on solar power.
Once, more, with feeling:  This is what I expected would happen if Obama had lost the 2008 election! 

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