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By John McAfee
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Environmental Defense
American oil is enjoying a renaissance few would have predicted even a decade ago. The U.S. Energy Information Administration estimates nearly half the crude oil we consume will be produced at home within a mere eight years.
America has a fresh national-security threat, an enemy is every bit as elusive as al Qaeda: global warming. That's according to Pentagon chief Leon Panetta, who has declared war on climate change. This is a fight America can't afford.
Kevin Knoblach, president of the Union of Concerned Scientists, exhibits shocking hypocrisy about transparent funding in his recent letter to The Washington Times ("Heartland inconsistent on document theft," Tuesday).
Brighten clouds with sea water? Spray aerosols high in the stratosphere? Paint roofs white and plant light-colored crops? How about positioning "sun shades" over the Earth?
In half a heartbeat, the Obama team could put the kibosh on the most dangerous offshore oil drilling ever proposed near U.S. shores, scheduled to begin in December. By fighting this drilling operation, President Obama's environmentalist allies could get the biggest bang for their lobbying buck in their history.
Thursday is a D-Day of sorts for House Democrats. That day they will get to choose between jobs or job-killing Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations.
The House will soon vote to (slightly) rein in the Obama Environmental Protection Agency. But this much-needed baby step by Congress will only happen if Republicans have the knowledge and muster the courage to withstand a final bare-knuckles assault by EPA's enviro allies.
Walmart is going green in its Chinese factories. George Soros is exploring investments in the restoration of drained peatlands in Indonesia. Denmark is joining South Korea in a new fund to transform developing economies.
Tough rules enacted in May have fishermen at New England's major ports, Gloucester and New Bedford, worried that their history will fade away as fishermen faced with low catch limits sell out to larger interests.
Speculation is mounting that BP may go bankrupt paying costs associated with the Gulf oil disaster. Pre-spill, BP had net assets of $105 billion and annual cash flow of up to $40 billion per year, excluding dividends and capital expenditures. Goldman Sachs estimates that BP will spend about $40,000 per barrel for cleanup, containment, litigation and related costs. If estimates hold, BP's present liability already has reached as much as $56 billion. Another $50 billion in liability is not unrealistic, and a few analysts are giving a high estimate of as much as $398 billion.
Environmentalists, with the help of politicians and other government officials, have an agenda that has cost thousands of American lives.