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Mr. Lance again on the wrong side of history

Yet again, Mr. Lance has put party above people. He supported the repeal of a rule that was intended to reduce venting of gas wells on federal land. When one hears the head of the National Mining Association state that “It is a big, fat victory, after all this time.”, we can clearly see whom Mr. Lance represents.

National Mining Association

More importantly, we can see what he stands for. Pollution for all. Money for a few.

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G.O.P. Hurries to Slash Oil and Gas Rules, Ending Industries’ 8-Year Wait
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Controversial Pipelines Approved: Or Let’s Ignore the Facts

Mr. Trump has reopened the controversial Keystone and Dakota Access oil pipelines.

I have written on the Keystone Pipeline before and noted that it may not be as bad environmentally as proposed. However, there are certainly serious concerns that have been raised regarding this pipeline that need to be considered and of course, will now be ignored.

The Dakota Access Pipeline is a different situation. The fight is less over the pipeline, than its route. But as they say in the Whitehouse today, Dam the facts, full speed ahead.

dakota access pipeline oil spillWhen we see the impact of pipeline leaks, see the related article, why aren’t we more concerned about their routes?

As a last point, both pipelines have been touted as a means of increasing U.S. energy security.

That same claim was made about the Alaskan Oil Pipeline…yet, most of that oil was sold overseas for increased profit.

As we have continued to improve our energy efficiency, we have reduced our dependence on foreign oil. We have indeed increased output in the U.S. as well, but by reducing demand, we have a much greater impact on the need for more oil.

The only winners in this decision or oil companies.

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Trump clears way for controversial oil pipelines
Canada oil pipeline spills 200,000 liters on aboriginal land

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