And under his policy, energy prices would NECESSARILY skyrocket …
Explained in the excerpt below, air permits for Alaska oil exploration were denied because the estimated effect would bring one small town “close to air quality standards” … not in violation … just close to standards.
“Shell Oil Company has announced it must scrap efforts to drill for oil this summer in the Arctic Ocean off the northern coast of Alaska. The decision comes following a ruling by the EPA’s Environmental Appeals Board to withhold critical air permits.”
“What the modeling showed was in communities like Kaktovik, Shell’s drilling would increase air pollution levels close to air quality standards,” said Eric Grafe, Earthjustice’s lead attorney on the case. Earthjustice was joined by Center for Biological Diversity and the Alaska Wilderness League in challenging the air permits.”
“Production on the North Slope of Alaska is declining at a rate of about 7 percent a year. If the volume gets much lower, pipeline officials say they will have to shut it down.”
Full Story: EPA Rules Force Shell to Abandon Oil
The “IT” that would have to be shut down IS THE ALASKA OIL PIPELINE.
Billy Beck summarizes the situation: Real Live Endarkenment
Try to understand, ladies and gentlemen: learn to live with high fuel prices and everything that means. That’s what happens when we are not allowed to produce. And we have no other choice: we either produce, or we eventually starve and freeze in the dark.
And don’t be dreaming about “a simpler way of life”. Once you’re forced to that, you’re going to pine your half-assed little heart out for Pringles, DVD’s, synthetic fibers, and antibiotics.
Watch and see if you don’t.
This, ladies and gentlemen, is nothing less than a national program of “assisted suicide”.
All of my prior allegations are relevant here. This is the intentional and systematic destruction of our economy, i.e. our ‘way of life’, and there is clear presence of malice.
Since the US House has not de-funded the EPA, and if they did the US Senate would probably disagree, and the POTUS would veto such a joint resolution, we are left with no civil recourse.
What we do have is clear instruction from our Founders on how to deal with our situation:
“But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”
What recourse but TO ARMS ?
Exercise your right to agree or disagree in the comment field. I would be happy to discover a civil remedy I have overlooked.