Clean energy subsidies more expensive than fossil fuels
It's time to get the truth squads out again.
Ray Schmitz would like us to believe that the president stopped the Canadian pipeline because it needed more scientific study. The pipeline was started six years ago and all permits had been approved. The only problem was that some people objected to the route.
The need for the line is that the oil that many of us knew was in the Bakken Formation required refineries to process the crude oil. "Drill, baby, drill" has been proven correct. We have more oil on the continent than does Saudi Arabia. We just have to get it to the refinery and the price of fuel will come down.
The overwhelming majority of scientists who thought that human activity was changing the climate have been shown to have juggled the figures. All the subsidies to "clean energy" have one thing in common: they are much more expensive than using fossil fuels. The taxes levied to subsidize "clean energy" will not be blamed on the oil companies, the electric companies, the grocery stores, business — but on the ideologues who propose that we quit generating electricity with coal or use gasoline in our automobiles.
Fran Bradley is correct. Let's use affordable living and scientific evidence instead of the belief that government knows best.