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Friday, June 01, 2012

Environmentalists Declare War

Congressman Morgan Griffith on the new battlefront that the Left in this country has opened up in its ongoing  effort to destroy our way of life:
"We are going to be preventing new gas plants from being built wherever we can."

That's what the Sierra Club's Executive Director told National Journal in an interview.

I have been saying it for the last two years -- President Obama and his liberal, environmentalist allies despise natural gas just as much as they despise coal and oil. Here's an excerpt from a recent news article that shows just how serious these folks are about killing natural gas.

The media are finally catching up to America's shale natural gas boom, with even Fortune magazine waddling in with a cover story. But the bigger recent news is that one of the most powerful environmental lobbies, the Sierra Club, is mounting a major campaign to kill the industry.

The battle plan is called "Beyond Natural Gas," and Sierra Club executive director Michael Brune announced the goal in an interview with the National Journal this month: "We're going to be preventing new gas plants from being built wherever we can." The big green lobbying machine has rolled out a new website that says "The natural gas industry is dirty, dangerous and running amok" and that "The closer we look at natural gas, the dirtier it appears; and the less of it we burn, the better off we will be." So the goal is to shut the industry down, not merely to impose higher safety standards.

Natural Gas accounts for almost a quarter of our energy production in the United States. Like coal, it is one of the cheapest and most reliable form of energy available today.

That is just the problem though. Coal, oil and natural gas are all cheaper and more reliable than the energy sources being peddled by President Obama's liberal donors. So now he has to shut these industries down.

With energy policies like this, it's no wonder our economy can't get moving again. Every time it looks like the hard-working American people are about to turn the corner, and kickstart the fire of entrepreneurism, this administration throws a wet blanket on it.

I think it's clearly time for a new President - and a new way of thinking about energy in Washington. That's why this election is so important.

I am ready and willing to keep fighting for you. If we stand together, I know we can win this election, and we can put our country back on the right track.
The fight of our lifetime. One we cannot afford to lose.

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