President Obama signed an executive order requiring that the Overseas Private Investment Corporation and other federal agencies reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with their projects by 30% over the next ten years. The order undermines the ability of Sub-Saharan African nations to achieve energy, economic and human rights progress.
Abundant, reliable, affordable energy makes our jobs, health, living standards and civil rights possible.
Fraud and theft aren’t so enjoyable, however, when the marks are you, your family, your job, your investments and pension. The fun disappears when fiction becomes reality.
Our abundant oil and gas would keep money, jobs and opportunities here in the United States. We can no longer afford Jim Crow energy policies that penalize poor and minority citizens.
The US civil rights revolution of the 1950s and ‘60s was one of the greatest social and political liberations in history.
These unlicensed physicians are prescribing aspirin to counteract the poisons they routinely inject into our economy, while they prepare even bigger doses of arsenic.
Every week brings new claims that clean, free, inexhaustible renewable energy will soon replace the “dirty” fuels that sustain our economy today. A healthy dose of reality is needed.
The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation recently hosted its annual legislative conference in Washington. A keynote session – billed as an “energy braintrust” – promised a lively three-hour discussion by top executives from oil companies, associations, government agencies and universities. It would “transform dialogue into action” and “bolster the relationships between the energy industry and African-American community.” Unfortunately, the session moderator squandered the opportunity and failed to explore ways America’s energy policies could be improved.
Activists perpetuate poverty, in the name of protecting the environment. These enemies of the poor say they are “stakeholders,” who want to “preserve” indigenous people and villages. They never consider what the real stakeholders want – the people who actually live in these impoverished communities and must live with the consequences of harmful campaigns that are being waged all over the world – from Europe to Africa, Latin America, Asia and the United States.
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