The Green movement is largely from the left and undermines millions of traditional jobs in this country including many jobs in the oil and petrochemical industry in Texas which pays for our excellent teacher's retirement benefits and excellent colleges and universities. Obama and his Chicago mob politicians don't like Texas or Texas oil people like T. Boone Pickens because they are mostly conservative, have realistic solutions to the energy problem and our state will remain solvent because of "big oil/gas" which makes blue states look weak due to liberal policies. Obama and his "Chicago mobsters" would like to weaken our political and economic power here and shift it to the north/northeast. Those are the facts and they will affect all Texans if the "Greenies" win the battle - they have taken Spain to near bankruptcy and millions of traditional jobs lost. The Obama Administration is trying to weaken Big Oil, especially Texas Oil, which has a very strong alliance with Republicans like T. Boone Pickens.
T. Boone Pickens backed off his green wind projects in West Texas and went back to Texas natural gas because he finally realized the negative impact on Texas jobs.
From the Dallas Morning News:
Paring of oil perks would affect TexasTransition to favoring green energy could cut production, some warn.
By DAVE MICHAELS, Washington Bureau , Dallas Morning News
President Barack Obama's budget seeks to repeal valuable tax incentives and research fundingfor domestic oil and gas production,a change that wouldaffect thousands of small andlarge producers and some universitiesin Texas.The measures illustrate theWhite House's embrace of renewableenergy at the expenseof fossil fuel producers, whostill wield out with powerfullawmakers. The producerscomplain that the administrationis seeking to slow developmentwith new environmentalregulations and increasedscrutiny of oil and gas leases onfederal lands.Overall, the Obama administration'sbudget would cutfunding for fossil energy programs,which includes theStrategic Petroleum Reserve,by 20 percent in 2011. Separately,the repeal of eight taxincentives for oil and gas producerswould raise $36.5 billionfor the Treasury over 10years.A similar proposal failed togain support on Capitol Hilllast year. But industry officialsthe dominant federal researchThe proposed U.S. budget would cut fundedenergy programs by 20 percent in 2010.worry that lawmakers mayfind the proposal more appealingthis time as they look fornew revenue to help reduce recordfederal deficits.The tax breaks allow producersto deduct, for instance,most expenses associated withdrilling a well. The IndependentPetroleum Association ofAmerica says repeal of thatmeasure would cause oil andgas companies to scale backtheir drilling budgets by 20 to40 percent.The largest change, whichwould raise $17 billion over adecade, would come if Congressrepealed the ability of oiland gas firms to deduct someof their net income from domesticproduction activities."The entire tax debate thatwe'll see in this Congress issomewhat-hard to predictright now, and we certainly willbe very concerned about howthese proposals might be capturedin that debate," said LeeFuller, vice president of governmentaffairs for the petroleumassociation.The administration also isseeking to eliminate a $500million oil and gas researchprogram headquartered inSugar Land, Texas. SomeDemocrats have tried for yearsto abolish the program, arguingthat it amounts to a giveawayfor oil companies. Becausethe program gets itsmoney from federal royaltiesfor oil and gas production onpublic lands, it isn't subject toannual appropriations — andis therefore difficult to kill.The program has becomethe dominant Federal research fundingfor oil and gas development as fundingfor otherefforts has been slashed throughthe annual appropriationsprocess, Fuller said. Since,2007, the program has fundedresearch at the University, of,,Texas, Texas A&M University,and Rice University. Under thelaw, about $17.5 million annuallyis reserved for researchthat benefits exploration inwaters deeper than 5,000 feet— the domain of major oil andoilfield-services companies.Energy Secretary StevenChu said Monday that a matureindustry like oil and gasshould fund its own researchand development The EnergyDepartment proposed boostingfunding for solar and windenergy R&D by 22 percent and53 percent, respectively.But the industry consistentlyargues that independentsand small producers benefitmost from the research program,which distributes grantsto universities and businessesfocused on surmounting technicalchallenges to oil and gasproduction."There has always been aninaccurate bias ... of believingthe beneficiaries of these R&Dprograms are large oil companies,when in fact they aresmall producers," Fuller said."The large companies do theirR&D, but it's proprietary.
THE CAMBRIDGE GREENIES ARE 'TAKING THE GAS' OUT OF THE BEEF INDUSTRY
The methane gas emitted by cattle, which supposedly contributes to climate change, is only an excuse to push the "Green" campaign in Cambridge , Mass. to convert everyone to vegan according to their animal rights agenda! They shovel out enough political manure to cover the earth a foot deep - been smokin' a little too much dope at Harvard? They have been threatening a skater at the Olympics for wearing a small piece of fur on his costume. What a bunch of pinheads!
From Press Democrat: Posted 12 February 2010 03:02 PM
Harvard Hometown Plans Coercive Taxes, Veganism to Stop Climate 'Emergency'.
Congestion pricing to reduce car travel. Elimination of curbside parking. A carbon tax "of some kind," not to mention taxes on plastic and paper bags. Advocating vegetarianism and veganism, complete with "Meatless or Vegan Mondays." Those are just some of the proposals put forth by the Cambridge Climate Congress, an entity created in May 2009 to respond to the "climate emergency" plaguing the Massachusetts city.Going green will not be optional in Cambridge, Mass., if the Cambridge Climate Congress has its way. It will be mandatory.There will be congestion pricing to reduce car travel. Curbside parking will be eliminated. There will be a carbon tax "of some kind," not to mention taxes on plastic and paper bags. And the Massachusetts city, home of Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will advocate vegetarianism and veganism, complete with "Meatless or Vegan Mondays."Those are just some of the proposals put forth by the Congress, which was created in May 2009 to respond to the "climate emergency" plaguing Cambridge. Once the Congress settles on its recommendations, they will submitted to the City Council."This emergency is created by the growth of local greenhouse gas emissions despite the urgent warnings of climate scientists that substantial reductions are needed in order to reduce the risk of disastrous changes to our climate," the Climate Congress reported in proposals issued on Jan. 23. "This proposal is made in the belief that an effective local response is, if anything, made more urgent by so far inadequate global agreements and federal policies for emissions reductions. It is made in the belief that our City should lead by example."
The loonies on the far left wonder why we don't want the government to control our diets, our cars, our houses, our entertainment (cable news), our entire lives - didn't work very well in th USSR? Maybe we should put a wall around Cambridge and let it slide to pure socialism and form it's own facist Green government with no moral legislation and total governmental control - my guess is they would "Bring Down that Wall" in a few years!
Where are John Wayne, Wyatt Earp and Clint Eastwood when we need them? I wonder what their solution to the Greenie invasion would be if they came on the ranch messin' with their cattle or authentic ostrich boots and beaver hats?