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HOW MANY TIMES DO WE LET OUR GOVERNMENT RUIN THE ENERGY INDUSTRY?

Every time I watch our own government let the Arabs destroy our petroleum industry it makes my blood boil. Thirty-eight years ago, I was recruited to leave a twenty-seven-year career in the Aerospace industry because of new and unnecessary bureaucratic government regulations. There was a need to awaken the industry to modern Quality System advantages but to single out only selective devices was the typical way our own government plays games with the lives and future of targeted segments of a huge industry segment. Of the hundreds of high-pressure devices used in the exploration and production of oil and gas, this new regulation only involved two devices. The reason was the word “safety” was in their nomenclature. The regulation was titled ANSI/ASME – SPPE-1/2 and only applied to Surface and Sub-Surface “Safety Valves”. The limitation of this requirement only applied to equipment used in US Offshore Waters. To hell with the land environment where most devices should be used.  

Four of the next five years was the most exciting time in my long career in Quality which should be titled “Customer Satisfaction”. I traveled to exotic places like Saudi Arabia and many surrounding countries and many locations in Europe, Scandinavia and many states. Improvements were made in both Safety and Reliability but only in these selective device families that the government demanded. Without boring you the worst spill in history was caused by the failure of a device called a blow-out preventer and a questionable well completion operation. Amazingly the two safety devices targeted by the government are not installed until the well is completed. 

If true experts were allowed to question the millions of regulations imposed by law on industry after industry it would explain why industries disappear like the coal industry under Obama-Clinton. It would also show the public how the Keystone Pipeline fiasco is destroying an industry segment to protect the rail industry and investors like Warren Buffet who is more powerful. Folks, it is time to make the bureaucrats justify the destruction of targeted industries to satisfy the “Tree-Huggers”, the Wall street Barons and the Congressmen who allow these boondoggles and fatten their pockets. Until Trump appeared on the scene, I and I am sure thousands of other Americans had no voice.

I am long retired and live in the forest of East Texas where I watch young Americans grow up and have no jobs. Sadly, they must go elsewhere to make a living before they can retire where they were raised in Gods Country. Most must work in the petroleum industry, many offshore and on the Intercostal Waterway to make a living for their wives and children who can live here. When I read articles like the one below it makes me mad as hell to watch these fine young people manipulated by politicians and they have no voice. Well, maybe they will have if the women and our “Welfare Army” can’t get Hillary the Witch elected for another 4-8 years of mismanaged bureaucracy.  Only “We the People” can stop this destruction of the freest country ever created by people with a vision that has lasted 200 plus years. Please give Trump a chance. Read this carefully before you vote for another Demoncrat.

This was sent by my great friend Ron Jenkins who lives in San Antonio. C Brewer

This a quote from an oil executive in south Texas who was instrumental in developing Eagle Ford Shale Oil Field (a major, new oil field in South Texas). He cites just one critical economic factor that could be extremely detrimental to America’s road to recovery from eight years in the financial doldrums.

“I think I just heard the biggest LIE I have ever heard in a debate. And if Mrs. Clinton really believes what she said then that just shows beyond a shadow of a doubt how ignorant and out of touch with reality and the energy business, she is. She said, and I quote, ” for the first time EVER as a country, we are now ENERGY INDEPENDENT”.

The absolute facts are this:

  1. We use in excess of 18,000,000 barrels of oil every day in this country. Of that total, we IMPORT 10,000,000 barrels every day from foreign countries. A large percentage of that total comes from the Middle East and Mexico.
  2. Over 1,000,000 jobs have been lost, in the past 2 years, in the energy industry because we are so DEPENDENT on foreign oil; they can do whatever they want, price and the supply-side. And, because they know they have us by the throat they can flood the market with low-priced oil for the sole purpose of putting domestic oil and companies out of business. Over 1,000,000 energy jobs were lost and the “ripple effect” from that is millions of other the jobs that directly benefit from a robust domestic energy industry.
  3. The so-called Iran “Peace deal” allowed 1,500,000 barrels of “additional oil” to be sold on the world market. Thus, adding to the foreign oil total and further endangering the viability of domestic oil production companies.
  4. The EPA is strangling the life out of the domestic energy industry. They do this with restrictive regulations and by closing down huge areas of government-owned land, to private energy company oil exploration. The revenue derived by developing those lands would earn billions of dollars annually and truly makes us INDEPENDENT from foreign oil.
  5. Wind and solar are a joke. The projects are only viable, economically, because the government subsidizes every solar panel and every windmill built. If you took all the energy created from wind and solar it would only amount to seven-tenths of one percent (0.7%) of all the energy put into the grid currently. That’s right… less than 1% of our daily energy demand and it costs billions of dollars in government funding!!!

Liberal Progressive policies put more credence on the theory of “man-made global climate change” than on trying to solve our energy DEPENDENCE on countries that HATE us and then use the same dollars we pay them to buy guns, bullets, missiles and bombs to kill us with. They know that our entire country would come to a screaming halt if they quit selling us oil and we lost those 10,000,000 barrels a day that currently power our country.

The media will avoid this issue like the plague because it was such a moronic and out of touch statement, that makes HRC look like she has no idea what’s going on and has no concept of reality. I was absolutely shocked she made such a statement.

We have enough undeveloped, yet known reserves of oil, natural gas and coal, to power this country for the next 500 years, if we only had anyone in Washington that actually knew what the hell was going on in the energy industry, plus the will and power to do something about it!!

Hillary Clinton is a perfect example of the ineptness of our current leadership. So far she has promised a litany of “Free Stuff” to almost every constituency except for the working people who pay the vast majority of US income taxes. Free college education at state universities. expanding subsidized housing and food entitlements, extending welfare entitlements indefinitely and borrowing ourselves into oblivion. She proposes mortgaging our future generations into a financial fiasco that will mirror the failing socialist regimes of Europe, Asia and South America; just to get votes!!

As with this and other revelations of ineptitude, bribery and corruption, at the highest levels in the State Department, Justice Department, IRS and FBI, it is too late for all those voters who have cast their votes “Early”.

I hope we all survive the next four-year ride on the USS Banana Republic.

ANON

ENVIRONMENTAL MADNESS!

One of the most damaging issues in my 85 years has been observing a bunch of tree-hugging wing-nuts wreck American progress to save everything possible. I have never read what threat we face to save the “Snail Darter”. We spent more billions to protect this creature than we spent to defend American lives from real enemies.

They climb trees to save the forest, they protest anything that remotely could improve jobs, the economy and peoples lives like the Keystone pipeline. If we had no pipelines in America it would be an environmental nightmare if all chemical and petroleum products had to be transported by surface methods. The recent railroad spill is a perfect example of how much more damaging and costly a surface accident can be. 98% of all damage to the environment in history has been caused by surface transport. Sadly the zealots, including the EPA and our President foster the unfounded beliefs that plague progress and increase costs to provide products.

President Obama, who currently leads this senseless boondoggle, is the biggest enemy of all Americans since the last looney, Al Gore, finally got rich enough to fade away. When Al needs more money to fuel his private jets and energy wasteful shack he lives in, he will return. By then the Obama’s will hopeful be in Hawaii and adding to their multi-million’s in assets they have amassed. He never really had a regular job other than as a government employee. If you add up all of the government paychecks he has drawn and he never spent a penny his net worth of over seven million would at least create some suspicion that he made a lot of under the table millions.

When you compare this with the Clinton’s he is a total failure as they have amassed ten time as much after saying they were broke just a few months ago. It appears that nationally elected individuals are not required to comply with our tax laws and certain bureaucrats and selective private citizens like Al Sharpton also are not expected to have to abide by the IRS tax laws.

The crowning event that sparked my desire to write this article was the upcoming Presidents trip to Europe to attend the conference on Global Warming. Every creditable scientists has agree that this wasteful effort is nothing but a hoax.

Every major world leader, but one, is more concerned about the bloody actions of the Muslim extremest than if polar bears might suffer if the ice caps melt. Even NASA just announced that the expansion of the size of the ice caps is at record breaking speed.

With the way President Obama expresses concern for the polar bears and seals you would expect him to put his Presidential Library in Alaska rather than Hawaii. Now I will be unwelcome in Alaska but some will love my suggestion in Hawaii currently. When he finds a way to outlaw growing pineapples as an environmental danger he may need to buy a sled when he is forced to join the polar bears. One thing is certain he will never possibly move to Texas unless he hides out in Austin where most Texas wing-nuts reside.

For all of the union members who could have built the Keystone pipeline, vote for Hillary, she will drive away more jobs than Obama for sure. The Clinton’s and the Arabs are in lock step to accelerate the Muslim take over of America. Check the middle east donations to the Clinton Foundation if you doubt my words.

I got a response today on my continuing support for a Trump/Cruz win that if Trump was the nominee of the Republicans he would find someone else to support. That is exactly why we have Obama for two terms. How can anyone with a scintilla of common sense believe this would help anything? C Brewer

AMERICA – LAND of POLITICAL SLAVES!

It used to be “Land of the Free and Home of the Brave”. Unfortunately the “Brave” have become the minority.

I have multiple reasons for writing this article as just in my lifetime we have destroyed far too many freedoms for American citizens. Being born in 1930 about the only thing most Americans had was freedom from our own government to live the “American Dream”. There was no EPA, Energy Department, Social Security Administration, Education Department, thousands of lobbyist in Washington and we did not have a “Royal Family” to squander the tax dollars we paid. Yes things were tough for most Americans but we had charities and the churches that helped the Americans in need.

We had regulated immigration that was designed to improve American needs instead of creating the world’s largest unemployment abyss so that we can make work for the scum of the world who have no loyalty to America. When I read about the Muslims taking total control of cities in Michigan it makes my blood boil. They were escorted in by the Progressive-Liberals of both the Demoncrats and Republicans just to gain votes. An invasion and occupation of segments of America without firing one shot. They have never and will never accept our laws or our heritage like the Europeans who immigrated in the last century.

That’s bad enough but the real invasion has been from the South. Living in Texas all of my 85 years this invasion was rather regulated for most of my life. We have Mexican families that have been born as Americans for many generations.

Before I retired I was invited to both make a speech at a Mexican University and present a technical seminar in Mexico City. I has several Mexican companies I was providing consulting services for in Mexico at the time. The organization that was sponsoring the seminar sent me a copy of the promotional material describing the event which was obviously printed in Spanish. I took Spanish in the 4th grade when education was a State responsibility but it was no help to approve the draft. I had a Hispanic friend my age that I asked to translate the brochure draft and he had less knowledge about Spanish than I did.

I worked in 32 countries, including several Muslim nations and enjoyed over 25 years vacationing in Mexico with a time share in Puerto Vallarta. Mexico is a beautiful country and has wonderful people but the change in violence due to drugs is ruining what used to be a peaceful nation. I have no problem with immigration if it is regulated, but the recent invasion, supported by Demoncrats just for votes is total madness.

What prompted me to write this article was watching Harry “The Zombie” Reed explain why the Demoncrats were supporting the “Sanctuary Cities” decisions of no telling how many actual laws are being violated by them and create the abuse of natural born Americans. I worked more than desired in California, “The land of fruits and nuts”, but recent decisions to allow illegal aliens to vote is nuts.

Folks, America is in crisis mode and sadly most Americans are totally unaware of what is happening. They get their welfare checks, unemployment checks, food stamps, free stuff and Medicaid without having to work. If enough Americans don’t wake up next year and stop this folly they better prepare for Sharia Laws and learn to speak Spanish. One thing is certain, they will not have all of this “Free Stuff” when America becomes a Socialist Democracy.

Lawless society will be the downfall of America if we stay leaderless much longer. Like everything there is a bottom line in my message. We have one American running for President that has the gonads to stop all of this fright in Donald Trump. Unless Emperor Obama does not declare Marshall Law and skip the election next year America has a chance to be great again. It is time for all freedom loving Americans to band together and stop the destruction of our Republic. I hope we use the ballot box rather than the ammunition box to bring America back to the greatest country ever created. Work is better than bleeding.

C Brewer

DONALD TRUMP – PART SIX

In this last part of this series I will share some of Trump’s other positions and some quotes he has gone on record to make his intentions overt rather than cloudy or covert by all of the other zillion people running for President next year. Again I want to make my position very clear on why I am supporting him. I don’t like his flamboyant demeanor but I am convinced he has statesman qualities and he is 1000% a freedom loving American just like me. The days of wishy-washy decision making and government agencies like the IRS, EPA whose secret and over-reactive use of power will be over. This man did not amass a fortune being stupid or flashy as the media and both political parties try to brand him being just a showman.

We currently have three political parties, Democrats, Republicans who have flexibility and Republicans that are so obsessed with abortion they will never be in power again. The law is the law and they can’t understand that there are reasons for aborting a child. They only stay in power occasionally because those of us that can be flexible vote and serve as Republicans because we abhor the thought of America becoming a Socialist Democracy that is the only position the Democrats have. Other countries have more than two political parties and they are governed by coalitions of two or more parties. If the Republicans block Trump from being nominated I will support him as an Independent. I believe that enough fed up with promises Americans will get him elected. At least I pray he wins.

Like myself Trump supports the death penalty. We both believe that there is no common sense or innovative capability any more in the Executive, Judicial or Congressional branches of government. My perception also includes the Supreme Court and our military leadership.

Absorb deeply a recent statement he made, “When I opened Trump National Golf Club at Rancho Palos Verdes in Los Angeles, I was immediately told that I would need to build a new and costly ballroom. The current ballroom was gorgeous, but it only sat 200 people and we were losing business because people needed a larger space for their events. Building a new ballroom would take years to get approval and permits (since it’s on the Pacific Ocean), and cost about $5 million. I took one look at the ballroom and saw immediately what needed to be done. The problem wasn’t the size of the room, it was the size of the chairs. They were huge, heavy, and unwieldy. We didn’t need a bigger ballroom, we needed smaller chairs! So I had them replaced with high-end, smaller chairs. I then had our people sell the old chairs and got more money for them than the cost of the new chairs. In the end, the ballroom went from seating 200 people to seating 320 people. Our visitors got the space they desired, and I spared everyone the hassle of years of construction and $5 million of expense. It’s amazing what you can accomplish with a little common sense.”

In addition to his saving years of unnecessary permits and construction that would have added $5,000,000 in wasted expenses, the ballroom stayed open for business. He created revenue instead of wasting time and money. Does that give you any sense of how smart leaders can make money instead of creating regulations to create chaos and costs we have watched during most of the last several Presidential terms? Washington is scared to death that Trump will win the Presidency. The media hates the thought of having a President that will call their bluff.

Today all serving politicians have one scared mission, just get re-elected. I doubt that we will see Trump or any on his appointed staff be concerned with re-election. Wouldn’t it be refreshing to see who Trump will select to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court?

While the media and others are digging for failures like marriages or non-business related speed bumps during Trump’s personal life take a look at the truth. His entire life has been made up of success and winning. Some have openly accused him of bankruptcies, but that’s not true. He’s never filed personal bankruptcy. There is no doubt that he, like any successful business man, has procured companies and legally used bankruptcy laws to restructure their debt. That is “Business 101” which is taught in every business school in the country. Or it was when I got my Masters in 1977.

Like him or not he is a highly successful fighter. Do you know anyone running that clearly loves America more than Trump? He has been quoted many times saying, “I love America. And when you love something, you protect it passionately and fiercely.” How many Democrats or Republicans in name only (RINOS) have you heard make this kind of public statement?

Wake up folks and before you criticize someone just because the demented, biased and Socialistic Democrats and every media source does, do what I did. Listen, read all sides of every issue and pay close attention to what Donald Trump is proposing. You will hopefully agree that what he is proposing is exactly what America deserves and needs.

There is no Spanish version of this series. When Trump is elected, English will be the only language recognized again. We never printed things in Polish, German, French or any other foreign language for aliens or slaves even after they became citizens. Why do we coddle people who come to fill our prisons or become welfare thieves?  C Brewer

ARE AMERICANS REALLY STUPID?

NO, too many are just brainwashed by Liberal-Progressive Democrats who have perfected  the use of twisting facts to divide rather than unite Americans.

My wonderful friend, Joan Withrow, sent me this enlightning scenario about guns. Someone obviously created this to explain the parallel of  how the Democrats can so easily control enough Congresspersons and prove  we have enough “dumb” Americans to believe anything they concoct like Obamacare.

MY GUN 

Today I swung my front door wide open and placed my Remington 30.06 right in the doorway. I left 6 cartridges beside it, then left it alone and went about my business.

While I was gone, the mailman delivered my mail, the neighbor boy across the street mowed the yard, a girl walked her dog down the street, and quite a few cars stopped at the stop sign near the front of my house.

After about an hour, I checked on the gun. It was still sitting there, right where I had left it. It hadn’t moved itself outside. It certainly hadn’t killed anyone, even with the numerous opportunities it had presented to do so.

In fact, it hadn’t even loaded itself. Well you can imagine my surprise, with all the hype by the Left and the Media about how dangerous guns are and how they kill people.

Either the media is wrong or I’m in possession of the laziest gun in the world.

The United States is 3rd in Murders throughout the World. But if you take out just 4 cities: Chicago, Detroit, Washington, DC and New Orleans, the United States is 4th from the bottom, in the entire world, for Murders.

These 4 Cities also have the toughest Gun Control Laws in the U.S. ALL 4 of these cities are controlled by Democrats.

It would be absurd to draw any conclusions from this data – right?

Well, I’m off to check on my spoons. I hear they’re making people fat. 

Now let me add some other facts and hope enough voters that the Democrats call “dumb” Americans will wake up. Americans are not dumb regardless of what only Fox News has the honesty to report. The videos shown this week of the designer of Obamacare made bragging about how “dumb” we are, was the most perfect example of our Presidents agenda and perception of freedom loving Americans.

Obama is acting like a child out of control. The decision to issue more restrictive EPA rules, legalizing 4,500,000 illegal aliens by Executive Order is designed for one reason. His entire agenda is to divide Americans with every action he takes. Losing control of the Senate caused him to act like a three year old child who just had their sucker taken away from and like the child he just sulks and races to destroy something else.

Obama hates the United States, our Constitution and actually hates the majority of Americans, especially our military. His hatred for Israel is so profound he makes secret deals with Iran, China and Russia that will eventually hurt Americans more than the “dumb” will ever see.

The things that bothers me the most is why Americans are so confused, not “dumb”. The most damaging change I have watched over my 84 years is the media. We don’t get the facts from the main stream media anymore as it might offend someone. We get biased commentary that fits the ego driven actors who are controlled by the newspapers and television broadcasts  executives who have no concern for ethics or honesty. All decisions are based on revenue. My second most concern is that politicians are no longer “Public Servants”. The new name for all elected individuals is Career Politician. At the State and National level they now spend about 5% of their time devoted to the job they were elected to do and 95% to make sure they can get re-elected.

We are leaderless and the prospects for a real leader to emerge seem doubtful. At least my grandchildren will have the nearly 800 articles I have posted to analyze why they do not have the freedoms or opportunities I enjoyed. They will be working two jobs to pay for fiasco the Democrats have imposed on them when they were too young to vote.

Are you happy?

C Brewer

GOVERNMENT SUCCESS REPORT – ROLE MODELS – PART FOUR!

Everyone would agree that I have been rather critical of Liberals, Conservatives, Congress and especially President Obama for a lack of leadership. Supplied with some rather impressive “FACTS”, that you would have expected the media to uncover, I hope you enjoy a comparison of Government Success when Americans were united.

During the 3-1/2 years of World War 2 that started with the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor in December 1941 and ended with the Surrender of Germany and Japan in 1945, the U.S. produced 22 aircraft carriers, 8 battleships, 48 cruisers, 349 destroyers, 420 destroyer escorts, 203 submarines, 34 million tons of merchant ships, 100,000 fighter aircraft, 98,000 bombers, 24,000 transport aircraft, 58,000 training aircraft, 93,000 tanks, 257,000 artillery pieces, 105,000 mortars, 3,000,000 machine guns, and 2,500,000 military trucks.

We put 16.1 million men in uniform in the various armed services,  invaded Africa, invaded Sicily and Italy, won the battle for the Atlantic, planned and executed D-Day, marched across the Pacific and Europe, developed the atomic bomb and ultimately conquered Japan and Germany.

Americans who don’t care far outnumber the ones who lived, died and suffered but joined another Liberal Administration to win a non-political war. At least Franklin Roosevelt was a leader that Americas respected with a Congress filled with role models that united rather than dividing the people. We had military leaders that were respected role models for the children to admire.

Sadly, if the United States was attacked today I expect that over 50,000,000+ Americans that won’t work would defect to Canada instead of building weapons and facing the enemy. If they were shot it would be in the back while running away from the gravy train.

TODAY

It’s worth noting, that during the almost exact amount of time, the Obama administration and Congress couldn’t build a functioning web site.

WHY?

Leadership the reason? You can be sure that I feel that what we are watching is planned and executed by our government leadership, including the so called conservatives in Congress. Unions and the EPA are the biggest enemies Americans ever faced.

Why are we buying oil from the enemy instead of drilling and creating jobs building a pipeline to Canada? Answer, we have too many tree hugging cowards that buy their support with political donations to cowards in Congress.

“GOD SAVE AMERICA”

C Brewer

MAYBE IT REALLY IS TIME TO CHANGE – PART TWO!

Earlier this week I posted an article that proposed that the United States change our election laws and let our Congress elect our Presidents. We could  lock them up until they agree to a simple majority and use the black and white smoke to announce they had reached a choice. State Legislatures could select our Senators and members of the House of Representatives to save even more money.

I related that this is the method used by the College of Cardinals to elect a new Pope for the Catholic Church as has been done for centuries. This conclave commenced Tuesday in Rome and within 24 hours we have a new Pope. This is the first Pope chosen from the America’s in history. What organization, discipline and results for an organization of over 1.1 million.

Can you possibly imagine how many trillions of dollars we could save with this method of selecting our leaders? All of the Community Organizing groups like ACORN would be unnecessary. Each state could manage their elections without need for central government intervention or the Black Panthers to intimidate voters. Dead people in Illinois could only vote for their statewide candidates instead of the President. They could even vote for the array of state officials currently serving prison sentences for rigging elections and monitory kickbacks. All the costs of managing thousands of polling places would be  local elections. Elections for everyone would be every two years and a one term limit for every elected official from Constable to President would eliminate tenure and politics as a profession.

When the Congress is “SEQUESTERED”  with only one task to elect a President, they will likely be replaced every two years and never be able to screw up and increase the size of our central government. Government employees would not need to be unionized as they would perform their work to strictly controlled procedures approved and required by law. If they fail to comply they would be replaced. Sound familiar, this is exactly how managers and employees are required to perform in the private sector. 

Just thinking of all of the advantages is exciting and with inputs from others expected, it may take a while to complete this one challenge. Locking Congress up until they elect a president has endless opportunities to stop the spending binge. Just think, they have been unable to even produce a budget in over four years that is required by the law. If we went four years without a President the costs savings would be out of sight.

Air force One could be retired, we could rent out the White House or make it a Museum. We could sell Camp David or operate it as a campground. There would be no one for the Secret Service to protect and they could go back to protect the whore house in Columbia. Tiger Woods would have to find someone else to play golf with. It is mind boggling how many unnecessary things could be eliminated.

Congress could be responsible for the EPA and if they are locked up no unnecessary regulations could be issued. Better than that the EPA, Department of Energy, Department of Education could be totally eliminated and let the states provide these services as they did before these bureaucracies were created. My mind is racing so fast I will end this report to let me  investigate more ways to force our government to function without a deficit like we the people have to do.  

C Brewer

OBAMA – HIS AFTER CHRISTMAS SURPRISES!

For those Democrats who enjoy higher gasoline, food and basic standard costs of living. You will be happy next year. For the middle class and poor, I hope you enjoy the increases in everything but jobs. Wake up! This is a bonus article published by Newsmax today.  C Brewer

Insider Report from Newsmax.com

Obama ‘Punting’ on New EPA Rules Until Post-Election

A new report from Senate Republicans warns that the Obama administration and the EPA are delaying implementation of painful new regulations until after the election.

The report from the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works’ Minority Staff, “A Look Ahead to EPA Regulations for 2013,” points to a “slew of job-killing EPA regulations that the Obama-EPA has put on hold until after the election but will be on the ‘to-do’ list for 2013.”

“As the economy has continued to falter over the past year, team Obama has been delaying rule after rule that will eliminate American jobs, drive up the price of gas at the pump even more, impose construction bans on local communities, and essentially shut down American oil, natural gas, and coal production. They don’t want this economic pain to hit American families just before the election because it would cost President Obama votes.”

The report goes on to state: “It’s pretty clear that if President Obama secures a second term, the Obama-EPA will have a very busy next four years, moving full speed ahead to implement numerous major rules and regulations that he has delayed or punted due to the upcoming election.

“The radical environmental left may not need to worry, but what about American families, who are working hard in tough economic times, trying to make ends meet?

“As the nation struggles to recover from a lagging economy in the coming year, Americans could also be grappling with a regulatory onslaught from the Obama-EPA that will strangle economic growth, destroy millions of jobs, and dramatically raise the price of goods, the cost of electricity, and the price of gas at the pump.”

The “punted” regulations include:

Greenhouse gas rules that will “virtually eliminate coal as a fuel option for future electric power generation,” and inflict new permitting costs on more than 37,000 farms.

New ozone standards that would cost $90 billion a year.

Regulations on hydraulic fracturing that will have “serious impacts on domestic energy production.”

Expansion of federal control “over virtually every body of water in the United States, no matter how small.”

Storm water regulations that could include “mandates on cities to change existing buildings, storm water sewers, and streets.”

Reductions in the sulfur content in gasoline that could boost prices by 9 cents a gallon.

Clean Water Act rules that “could require expensive new construction at power plants to lower fish deaths.” Other regulations would affect coal ash, farm dust, oil and gasoline spill prevention, and more.

“This report is a wake-up call on the economic pain that the ‘abusive’ Obama-EPA plans to inflict next year,” said Sen. James Inhofe of Oklahoma, ranking member on the committee.

“It reveals a president who is more concerned about saving his own job than the millions of Americans who are looking for one today.”

ANON

OBAMA’S EPA ENERGY PLAN

 

We destroyed the coal industry this term now we can destroy all oil and gas exploration and production. Let us share more of our wealth with our OPEC friends.

If this is how Obama plans to help the poor and middle class family’s standard of living by increasing energy costs, they deserve the results if they re-elect him. If we have to buy all of our energy from other countries the costs of groceries, gasoline, transportation and everything that requires shipping will go out of sight. Remember he said this over and over even before he was elected the first time.   

Take a good look at the following article a good friend sent me that was posted by Parkdota. You can bet this will be hidden from voters view until after the election. The Obama administrations EPA will likely stop all domestic drilling and possibly all oil and gas production where Fracking is utilized by January if Obama is re-elected. They have been feverish in creating catastrophic events that can be used to kill the energy boom. C Brewer

Article

With millions, if not billions, of dollars hanging over the ledge, the boom in the oil patch would go into a free-fall if drilling suddenly stopped.

Thousands of workers unemployed overnight, housing starts abandoned, businesses shuttered and bustling oil towns from Williston to Belfield emptying out instead of filling up are all part of a future few would prefer — even if they despair of the changes to land and lifestyle wrought by the upswing of oil.

Even with oil near $100 a barrel and 200 rigs drilling in North Dakota last week, the specter of some sort of free-fall caused by a federal push to regulate hydraulic fracture treatment weighs heavily on Lynn Helms. He’s the director of the Department of Mineral Resources, the one man most in charge of this seemingly unstoppable surge centered on the Bakken.

Every single well in the Bakken and associated formations is fracture-treated. By now, that amounts to 3,000 wells, a fraction of future oilfield development. Fracking, with high-pressure injections of water, sand and chemicals, has so far proved the only successful way to make oil flow from the dense source rock.

Helms believes the Environmental Protection Agency is on track to stop fracking as soon as January, when state regulators must write new rules for fracture treatment based on an EPA guidance document that is under review by the Office of Management and Budget.

The document will tell states how to comply with the federal Safe Drinking Water Act and write permits under the act’s underground injection control Class II well program when diesel fuels are used in fracking fluids, an authority the EPA said it has in a statement to the Tribune.

Here’s how Helms said he sees that evolving.

In January, the EPA will release the guidance document to states. Then, his department will write a new section of state rules to comply with the document. Those are referred to the State Industrial Commission for adoption, but first are opened for public hearing.

By January 2013, the state would be able to complete its rulemaking, which the EPA must first publish in the Federal Register, possibly in the first quarter of that year, before the state could begin permitting hydraulic fracturing.

In the meantime, Helms said, he believes there will be a moratorium on fracking because of the history of many-months moratoriums in Alabama, when the EPA, because of an environmental lawsuit, revoked Alabama’s underground injection program until the state wrote new rules specific to fracking under Class II well standards.

“I believe it will be stopped cold for 12 to 24 months. The best case is 15 months and that’s only if we red-lighted everything else and got nothing else done,” Helms said.

Three separate fracking moratoriums came and went in Alabama as the situation went through courts and appeals that were based on the reasoning that fracking is a temporary injection leading to production, unlike Class II saltwater disposal wells, which are injection wells for their lifetime.

Helms said drilling in Alabama never regained its pre-moratorium vigor.

Once the regulatory dust settles and the rules are in place, the process to permit fracking as Class II wells will be lengthy, at least if it must follow the same protocol as saltwater disposal well permitting.

Helms said there’s an area of review around saltwater wells, requirements to sample all existing water wells, surface rules that come into play, public hearings — all followed by an Industrial Commission order, a process that takes 60 to 90 days.

His message: Once any moratorium is over and rules are in place, the result will be a lengthy red-tape process for each and every fracture treatment.

This begs the question: If the EPA is using diesel as its handle to regulate fracking as a Class II well under the Safe Drinking Water Act, why not just eliminate the diesel? It’s a relatively small part of what goes into fracking fluid.

Helms said — and so does the national FracFocus Chemical Disclosure Registry for some 7,000 wells, including many in North Dakota — the typical amount of diesel is around .088 percent of the fracture fluid. That amounts to 4,400 gallons in 5 million gallons of fracking fluid.

Monte Besler, a fracture treatment consultant with a company called FracN8tr, said many companies have already eliminated diesel and use mineral or vegetable oil as the gelling agent that helps suspend sand particles in the injection fluid.

Diesel or some distillate gets used only when it’s very cold and other oils would freeze or when there’s no available alternative.

“If you didn’t have cold in North Dakota, probably no one would use diesel,” Besler said.

Helms said it may not be that simple.

The EPA has indicated it will define diesel fuel based on its physical and chemical characteristics, not with a precise Chemical Abstract Services number. A definition that broad could throw a blanket over any oil, even canola oil, if it has the same characteristics as diesel, Helms said. Mineral oil, used in fracking instead of diesel as well as for many household purposes, is a highly-refined petroleum product.

The State Industrial Commission recently sent a letter to the EPA that underscores its opposition to federal regulation.

The letter said, in part, “As late as 2008, EPA had done nothing with regard to nationwide regulation of hydraulic fracturing operations utilizing diesel fuels and continued to stand by its 2004 study finding that hydraulic fracturing poses little or no threat to Underground Sources of Drinking Water. The typical North Dakota Bakken frac contains 0.088% petroleum distillates. If EPA persists with regulation of diesel fuel hydraulic fracturing under UIC Class II along with a new and unique definition of diesel fuel, North Dakota oil and gas investment and jobs would come to a standstill, and potentially never return to the activity and growth we are seeing today.”

No one at the EPA returned phone calls for this story, including Ann Codrington, the acting director for EPA’s Safe Drinking Water Act program.

An EPA spokeswoman issued a statement in response to questions from the Tribune, but said it was attributable to the agency, not her.

The statement explained the agency’s authority and goals in developing guidance for fracking under the Class II underground injection control program. It said that the “EPA has not made a decision on the definition of diesel fuels at this time.”

The Legislature allocated $1 million in the recent special redistricting session for a legal challenge against the EPA. Helms said it’s likely North Dakota will band with other oil- and gas-producing states for an injunction while it asks the court to weigh in.

The EPA is once again studying the effects of fracking on drinking water, and aquifers at a well near Killdeer that blew out during fracture treatment have been sampled as part of the study.

At the very least, the EPA should await its own study results before proceeding with fracture treatment regulation, the Industrial Commission said in its letter.

Helms said, “The EPA needs to stop this until they finish their study, and then we can talk about who should regulate how.”

 

Comment

The EPA is out of control and if they are not stopped we will have another 47,000,000 people on food stamps. The increase in prices of food will depreciate the value of the food stamps by 50%. When will the people wake up, hopefully before the November election?  Obama promised higher energy prices and that is one change he has accomplished. So for he has increased gasoline prices over 100%.  I am sure his west coast liberals and uniformed aliens who blindly vote for democrats are happy with gasoline prices over $5.00 a gallon.  C Brewer

OBAMA’S REGULATORY POWER EXPLAINED!

In the year 2012, the Lord came unto Noah, who was now living in America and said:

“Once again, the earth has become wicked and over-populated, and I see the end of all flesh before me.” “Build another Ark and save 2 of every living thing and include a few good humans.”

He gave Noah the blueprints, saying: “You have 6 months to build the Ark before I start the unending rain for 40 days and 40 nights.”

Six months later, the Lord looked down and saw Noah weeping in his yard – but no Ark “Noah!” He roared, “I’m about to start the rain! Where is the Ark?”

 

“Forgive me, Lord,” begged Noah, “but things have changed.” “I needed a Building Permit. I’ve been arguing with the Boat Inspector about the need for a sprinkler system.”

“My neighbors claim that I’ve violated the Neighborhood by-laws by building the Ark in my back yard and exceeding the height limitations. We had to Go to the local Planning Committee for a decision.”

“Then the local Council and the Electricity Company demanded a shed load of money for the future costs of moving power lines and other overhead obstructions, to clear the passage for the Ark’s move to the sea. I told them that the sea would be coming to us, but they would hear none of it.”

“Getting the wood was another problem. There’s a ban on cutting local trees in order to save the Greater Spotted Barn Owl. I tried to convince the environmentalists that I needed the wood to save the owls – but no go!”

“When I started gathering the animals the ASPCA took me to court. They insisted that I was confining wild animals against their will. They argued the accommodations were too restrictive, and it was cruel and inhumane to put so many animals in a confined space.”

“Then the Environmental Agency ruled that I couldn’t build the Ark until they’d conducted an environmental impact study on your proposed flood.”

“I’m still trying to resolve a complaint with the Human Rights Commission on how many minorities I’m supposed to hire for my building crew.”

“The Immigration Dept. is checking the Visa status of most of the people who want to work.”

“The trade unions say I can’t use my sons. They Insist I have to hire only Union workers with Ark building experience.”

“To make matters worse, the IRS seized all my assets, claiming I’m trying to leave the country illegally with endangered species.”

“So, forgive me, Lord, but it would take at least 10 Years for me to finish this Ark.”

“Suddenly the skies cleared, the sun began to shine and a rainbow stretched across the sky.”

Noah looked up in wonder and asked, “You mean you’re not going to destroy the world?” “No,” said the Lord.

“Obama and the Government beat me to it.”

ANON

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