Whoopie! I can’t believe how you schmoozed this man who is promoting further environmental injustice with his pretend sincerity about U.S. energy policy. Don’t you know that they never put gas wells in the wealthy neighborhoods? The dirty drilling practices of unconventional natural gas are thrust on minorities, rural areas and the poor who are ill equipped to fight back!
Pickens and all the natural gas producers are in pain right now because we have a big old gas bubble. The only way they can ease their pain is to increase demand for natural gas by convincing the American public to convert to natural gas vehicles (NGVs). Since there is no delivery system for fueling those vehicles, taxpayers get to pay for that. Then the demand for natural gas will increase AND SO WILL THE PRICE! What’s the difference in paying high prices for gasoline or paying high prices for natural gas? Both are fuels that have a limited supply so investing in infrastructure for delivery and converting vehicles is NUTS!
Watch how they fawn all over Pickens.
ACTION REQUEST from un-natural gas.org:
Why the softball approach to T Boone Pickens? He used you. And you’ve got to keep abreast with your viewers, many of whom already know the following:
A) His only agenda is his own profit – but he’s pretty damn slick at making it look otherwise, isn’t he?
B) The “Energy Plan” is his ticket to increasing demand for a dirty fuel that ruins lives everywhere it’s extracted, and in fact will NOT be used for energy independence. A great deal of it is slated for export. I’m talking about natural gas, or as we like to call it, UN-natural shale gas. The process of hydraulic fracturing, which pollutes vast amounts of precious water across the nation and leaves dead zones and sick people in its wake, is used to get natural gas out of tight shales. We need clean water, clean air, healthy cropland and healthy people much more than we need a few years’ worth of a dirty hydrocarbon fuel.
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THIS is the story you should be telling. Women across the country will thank you.
As will I.
It would be great if we could get a hundred e-mails in to them in the next couple of weeks – enough for them to notice, anyway – a counter-offensive to industry efforts to increase demand for un-natural shale gas. The marketplace rules: less demand, less pressure on us and our homes, water, air, politicians, regulating agencies…
If Pickens is so concerned about our energy policy, why did he slander Al Gore and John Kerry? Why did he vote for “Drill, Baby, drill,” John McCain?
The Trouble With T. Boone Pickens’ Plan
Myth Busting Natural Gas
Myth Busting 2
Myth Busting 3
Behind the Shale (a 5 part series)
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