On Thursday, Forbes Magazine posted an article about the energy policy of the Obama Administration. The article uses the term ‘mean green’ to describe the President’s policies.
The article reports:
You know who the “mean greens” are. They are those curmudgeonly misanthropes who begrudge and bewail humankind’s economic progress and the high standards of living attained in the modern era.
The article reminds us of one of President Obama’s statements on life in America:
“We can’t drive our SUVs and, you know, eat as much as we want and keep our homes, you know, 72 degrees at all times … and then just expect that every other country is going to say OK … [when we] keep using 25 percent of the world’s energy.”
It’s interesting that the President who made that statement has no problem doing those things. It’s another case of “rules for thee, but not for me.”
Some of the facts included in the article:
Chu’s (Dr. Steven Chu, Secretary of Energy) most famous policy goal is encapsulated in his statement, “Somehow we have to figure out a way to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe.”
In his first week as president, Obama rescinded a Bush executive order that permitted drilling on the continental shelf. A few weeks later, Salazar unilaterally canceled 77 oil and gas leases in Utah.
Team Obama continued the assault on domestic oil development, first by adding two million more acres to the 107 million acres of designated wilderness to block the extraction of fossil fuels from those tracts.
EPA regulations already have triggered the announced closures of 175 coal-fired generators over the next few years, plus the cancellation of plans to build new, cleaner plants. Having wounded the coal industry and curbed domestic oil exploration.
…natural gas emits significantly less carbon dioxide than coal and oil, … the mean greens have declared war against natural gas. Obama’s allies in the Sierra Club have headed the public relations campaign, launching a plan that they call “Beyond Natural Gas.”
The Sierra report announces, “We’re going to be preventing new gas plants from being built wherever we can.” More quietly, White House energy aide Heather Zichal followed up with an announcement this summer that Salazar’s Interior Department will unveil new rules regulating “fracking” sometime after the election.
Can America afford four more years of the Obama Administration? Note that the new rules regarding fracking will be announced sometime after the election.