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Ron Binz: The Man Who Would Kill Natural Gas September 23, 2013 11:59 AM | Tagged as Binz, fracking
WSJ September 14, 2013 Page A12: Target: Natural Gas” (editorial)
The Biz Bucks Guy recently attended a regional industry meeting in which one speaker proposed a new business model for electric utilities. The speaker was a colleague of Ron Binz, the Colorado utility regulator now nominated for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission by President Obama. This federal agency is largely an uncontroversial commission dedicated to reliability in the national electric grid. Uncontroversial, until now!
President Obama’s nominee is ready to promote a drastic change in our generation mix to meet his perceptions of the global warming “crisis”. Binz, like the Sierra Club, and other environmental radicals wants the USA to move away from ALL fossil fuels. Even though the scientific case has never been made and even thought Obama’s EPA won’t disclose the scientific basis for their radical direction. Now FERC is being use to foment the “fundamental transformation of America” promised by Obama and his “most transparent administration in history”. Transparent? Let’s see the science behind the EPA’s direction.
Binz calls our nation’s vast and increasing natural gas supply a “dead end.” He is going to use his powers as head of FERC to push the nation towards so-called renewables. [His college Ron Lehr who spoke was a lobbyist for the wind generation industry.] The economic well-being of our nation will be impacted greatly if his vision is implemented.
We owe much to George P. Mitchell who discovered the way to do fracking economically. Capitalism, in this case, fracking combined with private property ownership in the USA, has done more to improve our well-being than any government funded program for the poor. Read this editorial for more details. But capitalism is not part of the radical left’s narrative. You will not hear much about the two referenced studies informing us of the economic benefits of our newly found natural gas energy supply.
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