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Finally, Some Common Sense at EPA December 8, 2016 12:01 PM | Tagged as Alinsky, Pruitt, Trump
WSJ December 8, 2016, “A Lawyer for the Lawless EPA” (editorial)
The Biz Bucks Guy has been in a state of euphoric speechlessness since November 9th about 2am MST. That’s when President-elect Trump told the world that he had just received a call from Hillary Clinton, in which she conceded the election. While a few of Trump’s policies are very troubling (see The Biz Bucks Blog, 25 July 2016 “Hooray for Trump on Climate”), his election portends much good. Chief among them is the hope for a reigned in EPA.
Yesterday, that hope began to be realized as the President-elect nominated Scott Pruitt to head the EPA. Pruitt is the Attorney General of the State of Oklahoma, a gas and oil state. He was one of twenty-eight attorneys general to sue the EPA for overstepping their bounds through the proposed Clean Power Plan (CPP). The CPP was the environmentalists dream to shut down all coal-fired power plants in the USA. This would have a devastating effect on the price of electricity and the economy as a whole, and do nothing to help the environment. The US Supreme Court agreed with the suit and blocked the CPP until after the election. With a new sheriff in town, Trump, and a new deputy sheriff, Pruit, some common sense at EPA is just around the corner.
The Biz Bucks Guy knows the radical environmental (forgive the redundancy) movement does not play fair. They are acolytes of Saul Alinsky. Lying is a means to an end. Consider this anecdote:
The Biz Bucks Guy was only in his mid-twenties when he was working as an intern for GE on a contract for a newly proposed nuclear power plant in California. The plant was scuttled by the environmentalists and the media. After the hearings, The Biz Bucks Guy’s boss, named Joe, was driving down Market Street in San Francisco when he saw one of the radicals who had testified walking alone. Joe pulled over and offered the guy a ride. As they were alone in the car, Joe asked him a simple question, “Why do you guys all lie?”
Later, Joe told The Biz Bucks Guy the rider looked out the window pensively and paused, then finally responded, “Because there are so many of you and so few of us.” Joe thanked him for his honesty and the rider got out a few minutes later.
The radical enviros have decided to worship the planet, not God. They believe anything they can do to save the planet (and along the way make a bunch of money) is moral, including breaking the constitution, telling us baloney about climate change, lying through their teeth, and generally being Saul Alinsky 2.0.
Finally, there is hope for a balanced policy on energy and the environment. I sincerely hope for a true debate on climate change, not the Al Gore nonsense we have been fed by the left.
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