Bad news from the Sierra Club: Natural gas, fracking actually aren’t the way of the future

posted at 8:31 pm on December 3, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

You might think that, given that natural gas has effortlessly accomplished exactly what the eco-extremists have been insisting we need to immediately and forcibly engineer — i.e., measurably reduce our carbon emissions — the greenies would be all over it. But when it comes to their crusade for carbon-reduction, just like President Obama’s recent handling of the fiscal cliff ‘negotiations,’ they just can’t seem to take yes for an answer: It’s going to have to be the types of technologies they’ve deemed appropriate (regardless of their efficiency or fiscal sustainability), or nothing at all. It would appear that they’re unconditionally determined to loathe any type of drilling, and hydraulic fracturing specifically, nevermind that the wildly exaggerated environmental threats are more than manageable.

One of the latest items in their constant campaign against all things hydrocarbon is lobbying against the export of natural gas, a hot topic in Congress right now and one on which we’re still waiting to hear more about what the Obama administration will decide in their second term. I’m sure you can guess which way the Sierra Club swings:

Exporting natural gas would increase fracking and carbon emissions, put sensitive ecological areas at risk, and do nothing to address our country’s energy problems. Natural gas companies envision a network of winding pipelines that connect the drills to the docks, slicing through wildlands, rivers, and backyards. Pipes will inevitably leak and rupture, fouling the environment where people live with methane – further polluting the air we breathe, the water we drink. …

And what will this do to solve America’s energy problems? Nothing.

The industry claims natural gas is the answer to energy independence, but shipping LNG overseas will only raise domestic prices and force us to rely on other dirty fossil fuels like coal. We need to move beyond all fossil fuels by 2050, because a clean-energy economy based on energy efficiency and renewable sources of power like wind and solar remains the only safe and responsible way to achieve energy independence while putting Americans to work.

Nothing? Nothing, as in, spur economic growth, which in turn spurs technological innovation and increased efficiency, which are the very things we need to bring about the cleaner energies for which the greenies are longing?  Wind energy hasn’t a snowball’s chance in hell if we’ve got a broken economy and a bankrupt government, and it’s no coincidence that the world’s wealthiest, freest countries are the ones that even concern themselves with environmental quality.

Here’s the other side of the story:

As Steven Chu, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy, said earlier this year, “exporting natural gas means wealth comes into the United States.” …

Last month, the International Energy Agency (IEA) predicted that the increased production of oil and natural gas in the United States will help reduce our national trade deficit and place us on the road to energy self-sufficiency. However, ensuring the continued demand for our natural gas resources is a critical component. By allowing natural gas exports, the United States can ensure the continued production of this clean-burning energy source, as well as help reduce our ever increasing trade deficit.

Exporting some of our immense natural gas reserves abroad will augment our already booming natural gas industry – not hinder it. Moving forward with this opportunity is one critical way the United States can assure the continued safe and responsible development of this clean burning energy and the many benefits it provides – energy security, clean power, economic growth, a manufacturing renaissance and more American jobs.


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Bishop on December 3, 2012 at 8:36 PM

Natural gas and fracturing have killed no bald eagles. But those windmills on the other hand…

Liam on December 3, 2012 at 8:37 PM

Frack the eco-a$$hats and frack Barky.

Slainte on December 3, 2012 at 8:38 PM

L.i.B.

Cleanly…

Of course.

Electrongod on December 3, 2012 at 8:38 PM

Better keep the Sierra Club out of North Dakota…

Khun Joe on December 3, 2012 at 8:38 PM

The Sierra Club isn’t pro-environment.

They are anti-human Luddites.

ajacksonian on December 3, 2012 at 8:38 PM

Bishop on December 3, 2012 at 8:36 PM

I have heard that argument…sadly.

In all sincerity, they explain how Benjamin Franklin figured that out.

cozmo on December 3, 2012 at 8:39 PM

Bad news FOR the sierra club: when the crash comes I’m going to cut down trees for shelter and heat. And kill animals to eat.

wolly4321 on December 3, 2012 at 8:41 PM

Well I’ll be go to hell. Never thought I’d see the day the Sierra Club was at odds with progress.

Ah damn, I forgot the word progress has a new meaning.

antipc on December 3, 2012 at 8:42 PM

You know, when it comes to liberals, their beliefs on where energy comes from is pretty much on par with where money comes from. At least they are consistently stupid.

Cindy Munford on December 3, 2012 at 8:43 PM

The Sierra Club has less standing than Popular Mechanics magazine.

Pffft!

Liam on December 3, 2012 at 8:44 PM

When the collapse happens I’m going to find these people, and with a chainsaw burbling in my hand I’ll ask them: “I need fuel for a fire to survive. Either you or the trees will do. Please choose.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Vy9p1Pcf40

Bishop on December 3, 2012 at 8:48 PM

According to the deep-ecology crowd, the “wave of the future” is the distant past, in which (according to them) Man “lived gently on the land”, built nothing, farmed nothing, enslaved or slew no animals, and rather like the Cacklogallinians only ate cabbages or other plants that could be irrefutably proven to have died of natural causes.

And oh yes, regularly sacrificed their firstborn, secondborn, thirdborn, entire families, and themselves, so the Evil Moon Wolf would not destroy Holy Mother Gaia.

They may not prance around fires naked, smeared with woad, and beating drums these days (then again, it wouldn’t surprise me if they did), but the modern ecology crowd are superstitious, ignorant, humanity-hating primitivist fanatics who either want to rule an agrarian socialist state operating at Old Stone Age levels- or just want to destroy humanity so that the Earth may remain pristine forever.

In a few million years, when felines and canines evolve opposable thumbs, walk upright, and develop their own civilizations, their decipherment of the magnificent fulminations of the “ecologically enlightened elite’”, like Al Gore & Co., will probably lead them to conclude that any species (such as ours) who gave political power to a cult hell-bent on destroying their own species in pursuit of philosophical perfection… was probably too damned stupid to survive anyway.

Cats and dogs are generally pretty sensible, after all.

clear ether

eon

eon on December 3, 2012 at 8:48 PM

“Welp, better tell that to the shale gas boom.”

I keep telling people, THERE ISN’T GOING TO BE ANY SHALE GAS BOOM. Obama is NOT going to allow it, it would keep America from crashing and that doesn’t meet his goal

clippermiami on December 3, 2012 at 8:50 PM

if obama’s pet unicorn doesn’t poop it out then its no good

Aggie95 on December 3, 2012 at 8:50 PM

The Sierra Club isn’t pro-environment.

They are anti-human Luddites.

ajacksonian on December 3, 2012 at 8:38 PM

Naw, they’re Pro-Sierra Club.

Be real interesting to see how much $$ the people running that outfit make in a year.

BigWyo on December 3, 2012 at 8:52 PM

When the collapse happens I’m going to find these people, and with a chainsaw burbling in my hand I’ll ask them: “I need fuel for a fire to survive. Either you or the trees will do. Please choose.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Vy9p1Pcf40

Bishop on December 3, 2012 at 8:48 PM

Liberals stink while being alive, and you want to make it worse?

Want to mess up a liberal male, especially in front of women? Defy him and challenge him to fight you when you cut that tree. He won’t get in the way of an assertive man, because liberal males are wimps by nature. And even liberal females don’t respect such ‘sensitive’ guys.

You won’t have to make the challenge you describe. Liberal p*nis borrowers run when faced against a committed man.

Liam on December 3, 2012 at 8:55 PM

The Russians will be really pist at little Bammie if we start exporting significant quantities of natural gas. They depend on gas exports to Europe and West Asia for revenue. This might be what little Bammie hinted at re ‘flexibility’.

slickwillie2001 on December 3, 2012 at 8:55 PM

When we L.I.B (Let it burn) Burn baby Burn… we really ought to use the envior-nazi’s as fuel to keep it Burning.

Hey Earl, the fire’s goin out, ya wanna toss a couple of them Sierra Club a$$hole on it and get it a goin again… o_O

SWalker on December 3, 2012 at 8:55 PM

Lol. I’ve been hearing so much bs about how the frac’ing boom “destroys communities” and makes everything worse, I just have to laugh, as the money comes rolling into my city ming for abundant jobs.

Today’s Democrats do not like jobs except those in the “clerisy”.

juliesa on December 3, 2012 at 8:55 PM

Be real interesting to see how much $$ the people running that outfit make in a year.

BigWyo on December 3, 2012 at 8:52 PM

A years-old report, so expect the figures to be higher:

“Sierra Club does not have a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) operating under that title. In 2008, the President of the Board of Directors, Allison Chin, was paid $14, 860 in compensation. Carl Pope, the Executive Director of Sierra Club, reported a salary of $202,689. The highest paid employee at Sierra Club in 2008 was Deborah Soronda, Chief Operating Officer (COO), with a salary of $235,414.”

http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/1984588

Liam on December 3, 2012 at 8:58 PM

When the crash comes the Sierra Club will be begging with the rest for they have no idea how to live off the land, to make drinkable water or make a shelter but by God they will try to tell you how to do it.

mixplix on December 3, 2012 at 8:58 PM

When the collapse happens I’m going to find these people, and with a chainsaw burbling in my hand I’ll ask them: “I need fuel for a fire to survive. Either you or the trees will do. Please choose.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Vy9p1Pcf40

Bishop on December 3, 2012 at 8:48 PM

BWAHAHAHAH… I was seeing this in my head

SWalker on December 3, 2012 at 8:58 PM

The Sierra Club went on to point out how 1+1=POTATO.

jukin3 on December 3, 2012 at 9:03 PM

Has someone hired the forensic accountants to audit this gang?

For a bunch of eco-freaks they seem to be very well financed. And the last time I checked, OWS type crusties don’t have the nous to execute.

CorporatePiggy on December 3, 2012 at 9:05 PM

….or the coal bed methane ‘boom’..

I say ‘boom’ because they’ve been doing it now for years…Drill about 150 feet down over a coal deposit…siphon off the gas….

BigWyo on December 3, 2012 at 9:05 PM

Natural gas companies envision a network of winding pipelines that connect the drills to the docks, slicing through wildlands, rivers, and backyards. Pipes will inevitably leak and rupture, fouling the environment where people live with methane – further polluting the air we breathe, the water we drink.

Someone is imagining something, anyway — but I don’t think “Natural gas companies” are imagining any of that at all. Excellent use of “slicing” though. I enjoyed the slicing. I would have gone with “mauling and tearing the shuddering flesh of virgin Gaia” or something, but that’s just me.

Imagine something else:

A world where people with their heads in their asses aren’t stigmatized or abused, where making things up as you go is accepted as normative and healthy. A world where “liking” and “not liking” is the same thing as “rational” and “irrational,” and most importantly — a world where one can dictate both causes and effects, doing what one wants and getting the results one wants for doing it.

Perhaps the Unicorns can poop gummy ponies.

Axe on December 3, 2012 at 9:09 PM

We could always go back to chopping down trees and burning them for fuel.

Left Coast Right Mind on December 3, 2012 at 9:12 PM

Bishop on December 3, 2012 at 8:48 PM

Good Lord…where’s a long lost Confederate ammo dump explosion when you need one???

To think people scratch their heads and say ‘How did this country re-elect Obama?’

BigWyo on December 3, 2012 at 9:14 PM

When the collapse happens I’m going to find these people, and with a chainsaw burbling in my hand I’ll ask them: “I need fuel for a fire to survive. Either you or the trees will do. Please choose.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Vy9p1Pcf40

Bishop on December 3, 2012 at 8:48 PM

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BWAHAHAHAH… I was seeing this in my head…

SWalker on December 3, 2012 at 8:58 PM

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Awright, you two. You’re enjoying yourselves way too much. : )

listens2glenn on December 3, 2012 at 9:18 PM

A world where people with their heads in their asses aren’t stigmatized or abused, where making things up as you go is accepted as normative and healthy. A world where “liking” and “not liking” is the same thing as “rational” and “irrational,” and most importantly — a world where one can dictate both causes and effects, doing what one wants and getting the results one wants for doing it.

Well played!

jukin3 on December 3, 2012 at 9:20 PM

The Sierra Club isn’t pro-environment.

They are anti-human Luddites.

ajacksonian on December 3, 2012 at 8:38 PM

I think the Luddites actually believed the crap they were saying. The Sierra Club aren’t luddites, they’re bigots. They hate American energy production just like the Klan hates, with just as much thought behind it. Bigotry and hatred are the common threads of modern liberalism.

Kohath on December 3, 2012 at 9:21 PM

There was a time when the Sierra Club actually had a purpose, but once Yosemite was made a national park, that purpose was complete. They really have no real reason to exist anymore and are simply a money machine.

Being a non-profit is pretty lucrative.

crosspatch on December 3, 2012 at 9:21 PM

I am convinced that the agenda of the far left enviros is to have us in Mud huts. Nothing short of that will make them happy.

Wood Dragon on December 3, 2012 at 9:22 PM

Bishop on December 3, 2012 at 8:48 PM

Wear a goalie mask, too.

Just to set the mood.

Bruno Strozek on December 3, 2012 at 9:24 PM

I am convinced that the agenda of the far left enviros is to have us in Mud huts. Nothing short of that will make them happy.

Wood Dragon on December 3, 2012 at 9:22 PM

Digging up mud runs risk of damaging grass and a possible ‘rare’ insect (no evidence is needed to make the charge stick)

If you can’t find a cave, you’re ruined. Then again, only Gaia knows what rare species might be in that cave. So, you’re on your own.

Expect such ‘allowances’ to come from Algore by word-of-mouth from one of his electic-powered mansions.

Liam on December 3, 2012 at 9:27 PM

The Sierra Club has all the same credibility and motivations as Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson.

aloysiusmiller on December 3, 2012 at 9:28 PM

I am convinced that the agenda of the far left enviros is to have us in Mud huts. Nothing short of that will make them happy.

Wood Dragon on December 3, 2012 at 9:22 PM

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“The far left enviros”, are just useful idiots, and tools of the people pushing this agenda.
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Once this has been achieved, “the far left enviros” will be cast aside like trash, as I believe Obama (and others) also will.

Right now they’re the “brown shirts” for the One Worlders.

listens2glenn on December 3, 2012 at 9:32 PM

They really have no real reason to exist anymore and are simply a money machine.

Being a non-profit is pretty lucrative.

crosspatch on December 3, 2012 at 9:21 PM

The Sierra Club is a bunch of anti-America subversives with the destruction of our infrastructure as their main goal. Advancement of humankind is foul in their eyes. String ‘em up in the trees they so desperately cling to.

Rio Linda Refugee on December 3, 2012 at 9:35 PM

crosspatch on December 3, 2012 at 9:21 PM

The point you make here is endemic to all NGOs, especially environmental ones; ditto for US govt departments like EPA. Once the group or govt department has achieved its essential purpose for existing, the last thing it wants to do is disband. Instead, it tries to grab things ever farther from, and less relevant to, it’s original purpose for existing. Hence the popular Reagan quote having to do with immortality being a government bureaucracy (to which I would also add, an NGO).

Don’t forget that Sierra Club used to have a warm fuzzy about natural gas back in the halcyon days of 2005, when supplies were slowly dwindling and Henry Hub prices were heading up to a peak of $12.50/mmcf in 2008. It took money from gas producers and lauded natural gas as the ideal “bridge fuel” to allow a transition from evil fossil fuels to a green, renewable Nirvana.

But something called human ingenuity came along and spoiled the Sierra Club’s green dreams, around the time when ExxonMobil bought XTO Energy for $41 billion back in 2009. BHP Billiton jumped into the unconventional oil & gas market in 2010 with the acquisition of Chesapeake Energy and Petrohawk for a combined price of $35 billion. And by 2011, Henry Hub prices had plummeted due to massive supply increases, down to as low as $2/mmcf. Suddenly natural gas was everywhere, incredibly cheap, and manufacturers, chemical companies, and electricity producers were beginning to grow considerably.

And so now, Sierra Club hates natural gas. Who’da thunk it?

/parasites

Wanderlust on December 3, 2012 at 9:41 PM

The Sierra Club
And Saudi Arabia…
Perfect Together!

Haiku Guy on December 3, 2012 at 9:43 PM

Liam on December 3, 2012 at 8:58 PM

Maybe I can find again but I saw an actual filing that listed the Sierra Club top ten executives. Basically they were all attorneys who paid themselves six figure salaries to run around and file lawsuits. Pretty gravy work for a nonprofit 501(c).

antipc on December 3, 2012 at 9:44 PM

The most fun I’ve had in the last 4 years is when I yelled out my window at an enviro nut looking for a signature from my hubby,
GET THE HEdbltoothpicks OFF MY PORCH!.

MontanaMmmm on December 3, 2012 at 9:45 PM

The Sierra Club is a bunch of anti-America subversives with the destruction of our infrastructure as their main goal. Advancement of humankind is foul in their eyes. String ‘em up in the trees they so desperately cling to.

Rio Linda Refugee on December 3, 2012 at 9:35 PM

Well..no…

The Sierra Club is a bunch of opportunists, well paid pric%s that have any army of ignorant 20 something LefTards out there doing the work for them…kinda like PETA…..

…or any Union ….

BigWyo on December 3, 2012 at 9:45 PM

I’ll listen to these greenies when they agree to board that solar powered 767 or that wind powered commuter train.

xkaydet65 on December 3, 2012 at 9:55 PM

Haiku Guy on December 3, 2012 at 9:43 PM

You make a point I have been saying for a long time, along the lines of the quote, “it’s not a conspiracy if they really *are* after you”.

Aside from copious supplies of natural gas threatening the diehard greens and the rent seeking renewable energy crowd, it also threatens oil producers in the long term and LNG producers in the near term:

* At current Henry Hub prices, suddenly LNG sales from CONUS to Asia are very much in the money, where LNG could be landed in Japan at a discount of at least 20% to current LNG sourced from Australia and the Middle East. If the US exports LNG in significant quantities, it puts many current and planned LNG producers at risk.

* Cheap natural gas can be used to not only power automobiles domestically (Australia does this now, btw), but it can also be refined into most of the higher profit products that are sold from crude oil refining – and where product quality would be much higher.

* Don’t forget that as late as 2008, major oil and gas producers were operating under the assumption that the US would be a significant LNG importer by 2020.

So pretend you are the head of a sovereign oil company, who has a lot of leeway to throw money around to protect your market – or, better still, pretend you are an investor who has long operated on the shady side of the law on several occasions, and happens to be long on investments in PETROBRAS – a producer poised to sell a *lot* of LNG into North America (cough, Soros, cough). You want to stop the development of tight gas and BOE by any means possible, and you have a lot of money to throw around. What to do?

* Contribute as much money as possible to any NGO that pushes a renewable energy agenda or environmental agenda; and/or

* Contribute to politicians and political parties that are sympathetic to constraining energy development.

Sound familiar…?

Wanderlust on December 3, 2012 at 9:57 PM

Hey.. I’m totally fine with not allowing Barry to take credit for the economic boom associated with oil and natural gas and waiting for the next R President to tap that.

Illinidiva on December 3, 2012 at 10:01 PM

IMHO…all these eco freaks retards…should be rounded up…put on a island…no wood…no trees…no plants….no animals…and let them eat each other.

Twana on December 3, 2012 at 10:02 PM

Twana on December 3, 2012 at 10:02 PM

Better yet, put them in a cave in Tora Bora: twofer ;)

Wanderlust on December 3, 2012 at 10:06 PM

@Wanderlust

Better yet…works for me that these so called enlightened, modern Neanderthals revert to their roots.

However…the Neanderthals…were smarter than these retro pukes.

Twana on December 3, 2012 at 10:11 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Vy9p1Pcf40

Tell me..that these bong hitters are NOT insane…Tell me.

Twana on December 3, 2012 at 10:14 PM

One thing that simply must be understood when the Sierra Club gets their panties in a bunch over a pipeline, like it’s going to be blazing a trail through Yellowstone….is that it’s just another pipeline. There are already zillions of them — and, most likely, you never noticed. Here‘s a government map of natural gas ones — you used to be able to easily find the same thing for crude, but I suppose the Administration now finds it necessary for the information to be classified. There are so many in Cushing, Oklahoma, that they’ve got signs around the town of 8,000 that identify it as the “Pipeline Crossroads of the World.”

The point is that this isn’t the Panama Canal or Hoover Dam — a massive, unique effort that plunges us into unexplored territory; these are routine additions to an already functioning and extensive network. All-in-all, more like a new lane on an interstate. The fact that the Sierra Club is pushing the bilge that another pipeline is some sort of crisis just shows how far they’ve fallen into being propagandists who play upon ignorance than being rational stewards concerned with real issues.

cthulhu on December 3, 2012 at 10:22 PM

Natural gas and fracturing have killed no bald eagles. But those windmills on the other hand…

Liam

Bald eagles are symbols of America. They need to die.

xblade on December 3, 2012 at 10:25 PM

We could always go back to chopping down trees and burning them for fuel.

Left Coast Right Mind on December 3, 2012 at 9:12 PM

“Go back”…?

Solaratov on December 3, 2012 at 10:25 PM

You would think, given that natural gas has half the carbon emissions of coal and the rise of the industry has sent our CO2 emissions back to 1990 levels, reasonable environmentalists would accept it as a stopgap measure. Oh, wait…

Hal_10000 on December 3, 2012 at 10:27 PM

I’m just sick of it. Next time an environazi tries to engage, I’m just going to laugh in their face, call them a luddite and wish them well as they go live in their mud hut and exist on subsistence farming. I’m certainly not giving any credence to their oft-debunked screed. The earth has been “going to be uninhabitable in 10 years” now since about 1975. Yet idiots still listen to these fools and actually implement policies in accordance with these discredited theories. Stupid, stupid people, stupid, stupid, stupid Obama voters.

AZfederalist on December 3, 2012 at 10:28 PM

reasonable environmentalists…….

Hal_10000 on December 3, 2012 at 10:27 PM

Isn’t that an oxymoron?

Solaratov on December 3, 2012 at 10:37 PM

Outstanding thread. Congrats to all of you. And kudos to Erika, she does yeoman’s work.

wolfsDad on December 3, 2012 at 10:42 PM

…so a lot of birds die…when they’re fracking?

KOOLAID2 on December 3, 2012 at 10:59 PM

This isn’t about energy, clean or dirty. It’s about destroying America.

The Rogue Tomato on December 3, 2012 at 11:03 PM

The Sierra Club’s objective is raising donations so that its operators can live easy lives with little heavy work. If there is no problem, there are no donations; therefore, nothing that is an actual solution is ever acceptable.

KW64 on December 3, 2012 at 11:16 PM

The Rogue Tomato on December 3, 2012 at 11:03 PM

Disagree; for most of them, it’s more along the lines of what KW64 said. They are parasites, plain and simple.

Wanderlust on December 3, 2012 at 11:59 PM

Does anybody doubt that if they could snap their fingers and have fossil fuels eliminated overnight, they would? No way to drive or fly anywhere. No supplies at the store. No electricity at all.

At least if we have to live like real cavemen, there’d be nothing stopping us from finally kicking their asses and dragging them abound by their nappy hair.

The Count on December 4, 2012 at 6:31 AM

As an anecdotal example of how really dumb the american people are, in the early 70s, Iowa (you know, that state that helped elect our new savior) constructed a new nuclear station near Iowa Falls. At the same time, some genius invented little thingies that you plug into wall outlets to keep the kiddies from sticking things into the outlet and shocking themselves. A group of slickers went door-to-door in the area selling these thingies as radiation blockers. Everyone knew that if you didn’t cover the outlet, radiation from the electricity would drain out onto their floors and cause them injury.

An additional piece of information for you incognoscenti: Because of airflow considerations, the boiler tubes and their size and spacing in coal fired boilers are significantly different than oil fired boilers, and oil fired boilers are significantly different than gas fired boilers. It has been possible to “upgrade” from coal to oil in an emergency and from oil to gas with a commensurate reduction in efficiency. However, it is almost impossible to go from coal to gas without replacing the boiler, no matter what the great god obama says.

Old Country Boy on December 4, 2012 at 8:52 AM

Old Country Boy on December 4, 2012 at 8:52 AM

Small correction: s/b Cedar Rapids, not Iowa Falls

Old Country Boy on December 4, 2012 at 9:20 AM

I haven’t seen any Sierra Club morons going door to door here in North Dakota asking for donations… I wonder why.

gravityman on December 4, 2012 at 11:45 AM

As Steven Chu, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy, said earlier this year, “exporting natural gas means wealth comes into the United States.”

I’m surprised that a commie dumbass like Chu is even able to understand that simple economic principle.

woodNfish on December 4, 2012 at 12:53 PM

Will wonders never end? Secratary Chu is accually on the right side of a question.

burt on December 4, 2012 at 2:51 PM

cthulhu on December 3, 2012 at 10:22 PM

Sir,

Thank you for the information on the gas pipeline network. I had no idea we had such a huge network crossing this Country and it certainly throws a tone of ridiculousness on the claims of the environuts.

Bishop, the clip of the wailing Earth First!’ers is chilling. These people would be happy to see normal people put in camps for the crime of cutting down a tree or mining a resource or even running a modern farm (pesticides don’t you know!).

They are insane.

Bulletchaser on December 4, 2012 at 7:29 PM