Big Oil lapdog Mike McDowell says that, in my opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline, I'm in league with sheiks and dictators. He throws around his same stale wishful thinking that increased oil prices from Keystone XL are "not a certainty." He even celebrates (in a Daniel Yergin commentary completely cut and pasted into McDowell's blog post) all the extra fossil fuels we can blast surfaceward by fracking.
My breakfast responses:
- Sheiks hate me. I advocate getting us off our oil addiction completely by focusing on alternative energy and conservation. You've heard of those things, haven't you, Mike? Those are the ways the Rural Learning Center cut energy bills for its new Maroney Center in half. Such savings reduce consumption, lower energy prices, and extend our domestic supplies. Sheiks hate all that. (They also hate infidels like me.)
- Additionally, Mike and I have already discussed this: not one drop of Keystone XL is going to be used in America. TransCanada's honchos refuse to guarantee that it will.
- Keystone XL will raise oil prices. TransCanada and everyone in the market is counting on that.
- Fracking: oh, yeah, that thing that the EPA just announced may pollute groundwater. You bet, Mike. Crank open that spigot. Destroying our water supply is so much more intelligent than using less energy.