11-18-15 – Shumlin on the XL Pipeline

by John McClaughry

Two weeks ago  President Obama announced that he had decided to veto the XL oil pipeline from Canada to American refineries in Texas. The reason he gave was that the US had to show the world at the upcoming climate change conference in Paris that we were willing to take strong action to not increase burning that awful carbon.

Of course, Canadian tar sands oil will be burned anyway when the price goes back up – it just won’t be refined in Houston.

Gov. Shumlin the Climate Change Warrior, issued a supportive statement that read: “Despite what some say, climate change is real and is in large part caused by human activity. But humans also have the capacity to do something about it. President Obama showed that today by rejecting this ill-conceived and dangerous project. For seven years, the Keystone XL Pipeline has represented a turning point in the battle between climate change deniers and those fighting to preserve our planet for future generations. Now that this project has been rejected, it’s also time to reject those who deny climate change.”

Now hold it. Who are these “climate change” deniers? They are people like me who won’t swallow Peter Shumlin and Bernie Sanders bogus, politicized climate non-science.  I find this derogatory labeling downright contemptible. Peter Shumlin and Bernie Sanders have made careers out of insulting and demonizing people who don’t agree with their bogus science, and I’m really sick of it  – and them.


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Ralph Colin November 20, 2015 at 11:23 pm


After all these years, do your really expect His Highness, St. Peter, or His Lowness, the dishonorable Bernie, to vary their mantras. Both of them seek higher office and they don’t wish to aggravate their progressive supporters by speaking in a different tongue. If we are lucky, Peter the Great will be nearly out of business by this time next year and his pal, the great orator, will be back in Washington, one voice among one hundred others. Hopefully we won’t have to pay much further attention to either one of them.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving.


jim bulmer November 21, 2015 at 2:37 pm

John, Our well meaning, ignorant Gov. overlooked the fact that sans the XL, oil will CONTINUE to move via rail. Now, Gov., I respectfully suggest you ckeck with the folks in the know and you will find that rail is far more enviornmentally UNFRIENDLY than a pipeline. But that’s an inconvenient truth.


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