What Happened To Our Cheap Oil?
When I was in high school I learned that the price of oil in England was as high as $5.00 a gallon. That meant nothing to me because I lived in Manhattan and cars were totally unnecessary because of our superb public transportation system. Years later, living in Florida in 1972 gasoline was about $.24 a gallon. Today US gas prices are close to what European prices were decades ago and the question arises-What happened to our cheap oil? It didn't disappear. It's still here. We just can't get to it so why are we being held hostage to the whims of oil rich hostile nations? I'm no expert but the villains in this situation are the "Greenies" and our own stupidity for falling for their claptrap.
There hasn't been an oil refinery built in the U.S. since 1976, ironically the same year that Jimmy Carter was elected. He was responsible for the creation of the Department of Energy and the enabling legislation was passed and signed into law on August 4, 1977. Hundreds of billion dollars later with a budget of $24.2 billion a year, 16,000 federal employees and approximately 10,000 contract employees, we are no closer to being independent of foreign oil. That's how a bureaucracy operates - it produces nothing except a mechanism to drain money from taxpayers. Rick Perry was right; this is one of the agencies that should be scrapped.
There is a real difference between the conservationists- whom we can thank for salvaging our natural resources from human negligence - to the radical environmentalists who value animals and plants more than what benefits human life. >>>
Journalists know that the United States has more oil than the entire Middle East, but we're not allowed to drill for it because of environmental activism. >>>
Militant environmental wackos have done more harm to our ecology than a million gas-guzzling Hummers. They've prevented third-world countries from achieving a higher standard of living... and for what? Hypothetical futuristic disaster tales spun by Hollywood studios that hypocritically generate enormous greenhouse emissions in the process of making and publicizing them.
One of the great truth tellers today is Irish director and journalist Phelim McAleer who challenged Al Gore's facts shown in his faux documentary "An Inconvenient Truth".
Mr. MacAleer also explored the dark side of environmentalists in his film, "Mine Your Own Business" which clearly uncovered how little these wackos care about the welfare of people in developing nations.
Destruction of our standard of living is not the only result of junk science. The cost in lives is immeasurable. In the late great Michael Crichton novel, "State Of Fear" he decried the millions of malaria deaths in Africa due to the banning of DDT thanks to the flawed research of the environmental goddess Rachel Carson's book, "The Silent Spring."
DDT was harmless to humans but may have thinned the shells of a species of songbird so it had to be banned, right? So malaria which had almost been eradicated returned with a vengeance.
Fox News reported last week: "A deadly form of malaria has developed a resistance to the most powerful drugs used to treat the disease, putting the lives of millions of people around the world at risk." Millions of humans are dying so songbirds can live is the quintessence of radical environmentalism.
We need to wake up and see what being green has really done for our lives and those in developing nations. The planet will always survive. With the green police in charge, I'm not that sure about us.