The Warren Buffett Carbon Footprint Just Expanded!

His train blew up and dramatically increased the Warren Buffet carbon footprint. Poetic Justice? Proverbial karma? Days after Barack Obama vetoed the Keystone Pipeline to protect his big-time financial buddy Warren Buffett’s near monopoly on oil transportation via rails—allegedly because pipelines are so dangerous to the environment—one of Warren’s Bakken oil trains has derailed and detonated near the meeting of the Galena and Mississippi Rivers. Zero Hedge has the story: “Dramatic Read more […]

Barack Obama Triumphs over the Keystone Pipeline

The Senate is unable to override Obama’s Keystone Pipeline veto. I don’t even care that much about the Keystone Pipeline. Now that fracking has pushed down the price of oil, it doesn’t seem as important as it once did. It would be nice to give U.S. citizens some more jobs and add to the goods that the U.S. can export, but it isn’t as important as it once was. I don’t even understand why the President or the Federal government is involved in the decision. As far as I’m concerned Read more […]

The Myth Of Environmental Danger From The Keystone XL Pipeline

I’ve expressed my reservations about the Keystone XL Pipeline as a conservative who hates eminent domain, but there may be ways to get around that problem (as I learned from the comment to my earlier post). The main popular objection to the pipeline is an environmental concern. Thus, the Latin Post reports, According to an earlier Pew Research Center poll cited earlier by Washington Post, last year only 66 percent of Americans supported the project while 23 percent opposed it. The recent increase Read more […]

Why I Don’t Think Conservatives Should Be Happy About The Keystone XL Pipeline

Recently the news has been full of stories about how Obama has run out of reasons to oppose the building of the Keystone XL Pipeline. I can understand why Obama can support the pipeline; I don’t understand why conservatives support it. Yes I am all energy abundance. I want that oil from Canada transported and brought to market. I think hydrocarbons are a gift from God and we are being ungrateful when we don’t use them. But I also believe in property rights. The premise of the Keystone Read more […]

Which Could Hurt Wildlife More: Keystone XL Pipeline Or Ethanol Fuel Additive?

The Department of the Interior has the task of managing and protecting America’s vast lands and resources.  According to their website: “Our Mission: Protecting America’s Great Outdoors and Powering Our Future” “The U.S. Department of the Interior protects America’s natural resources and heritage, honors our cultures and tribal communities, and supplies the energy to power our future.” Under the liberal dictatorship of President’s Clinton and Obama, the Interior Department went Read more […]

The Illogic of Oil Prohibitionists

Thomas Friedman writes in The New York Times that he hopes President Obama turns down further proposals to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline. After all, he says, “Who wants the U.S. to facilitate the dirtiest extraction of the dirtiest crude from tar sands in Canada’s far north?” What is with liberals making judgments of everything, from oil to people, based on color? Yes, oil is dirty. It’s black, it’s slimy, and takes a while to clean up. But that is why the Keystone pipeline is not the Read more […]