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Thursday, May 13, 2021

Biden vs. Biden on pipelines

Today Joe Biden will debate Joe Biden on the safety of pipelines.

First up is the Joe Biden of January 20.

HuffPost reported, "Biden Cancels Keystone XL Pipeline Permit.

"The 1,200-mile oil pipeline is one of several Trump environmental policies that President Joe Biden is expected to reverse."

His unilateral veto of the project means oil from the Bakken fields in North Dakota and adjacent states will continue to be transported above ground almost exclusively on a railroad owned by Democrat Warren Buffett's company.

The story said, "Revoking the permit for Keystone XL is part of a broader day-one executive order 'to address the climate crisis, create good union jobs, and advance environmental justice,' according to the administration. Those efforts include potentially strengthening fuel economy and emissions standards; directing the Interior Department 'to protect our nation’s treasures' by reviewing and possibly reversing Trump’s rollbacks of protected national monuments, including Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante; and temporarily banning all oil and gas leasing activities in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

"It comes as a major blow for a fossil fuel infrastructure project that has been plagued by setbacks and litigation over the last decade."

The setbacks and litigation come from pro-Red China, anti-American leftists.

Next up is Joe Biden today.

Katie Pavlich reported, "Speaking to reporters at the White House Tuesday afternoon, Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm admitted that pipelines are the safest way to transport fuel. Her comments come as 17 states face a major gas shortage due to a cyberattack on the Colonial Pipeline system and four months after President Joe Biden stopped construction on the Keystone XL pipeline."

Fact-check: True. A Forbes magazine article explained this.

Pipelines also are the cheapest way to transport fuel.

John D. Rockefeller came up with pipelines. He also came up with using a waste product that he once dumped in the Cuyahoga River to run the internal combustion engines in his refineries. We call that waste product gasoline.

He didn't get rich by being stupid.

A reporter asked Granholm, "Can you tell us what is the feasibility of using rail cars to transport fuel into the affected areas?"

She replied, "The DOT [Department of Transportation] is looking at that, and so we'll have to wait until their analysis is done. There are not easy solutions because there may or may not be the right rail cars, there may not or may not be the deep-water ports available for the Jones Act to be able to respond.

"So this particular area of the country there, this is why we have doubled down on ensuring that there's an ability to truck oil in, gas in. But it's, the pipe is the best way to go. And so that's why, hopefully, this company, Colonial, will, in fact, be able to restore operations by the end of the week as they have said."

The Jones Act forbids transporting goods within the United States using foreign ships. The president can waive the act.

To clarify her statement, there is no area in the United States where pipelines are not safer to transport petroleum than rail.

But environmentalists could not care less about the environment. They just want to destroy our economy. That is why Earth Day is on Lenin's Birthday.


  1. Since when did he ever know what he was saying?

    1. Hell, he called New Mexico “Mexico” twice yesterday.

  2. Warren Buffett owns BNSF. Procor is the tank car company he owns too. Bakken oil is shipped on BOTH sides of the Columbia Gorge.By Buffett.

  3. Little known fact, but Forbes Magazine is majority controlled by a .....CHINA company. Steve Forbes cashed in several years ago....

  4. The Forbes family still owns a 'significant stake' in Forbes Media, along with Integrated Whale Media Investments. In 2014, the Forbes family sold a majority stake to the Hong Kong-based investment group, according to BBC.

  5. She jumps for rail cars to ship tankers in the blink of an eye. There are lots of good reasons to get rid of the Jones Act, but this isn't one of them. Alas, the problem is rail cars is they don't exist as buffers for pipelines. There are tanker ships but yeah, they are nearly all foreign flagged, and thus can't carry fuel from US port to US port.

    Of course, another solution is assisting Colonial Pipeline is using national guard units to help facilitate getting the pipeline back functioning with manual means until remote operations can be restored. But I guess those units are needed to protect Pelosi from being asked questions by ordinary people.

    Bottom line, the Biden Administration doesn't care about the pipeline issue. Higher oil prices works in their favor for a variety of reasons. So they'll say enough to keep people from testing Pelosi's guard units.

  6. Shortest debate ever - Joe is not allowed to answer any questions and Biden is not allowed to answer any questions. Media will approve...

  7. Time to start publicly ridiculing anyone who claims to be an environmentalist. They’re nothing but left wing radicals.

  8. The WORST president, cabinet and advisors in history.

  9. Biden and his administration are the most ignorant people ever. What massive failures, and it's almost four months.

  10. Love to see the debate format, hope to see it more often.

    - Don in Oregon

  11. I saw that hag smirking about the gas lines. She honestly said that electric cars to be mandated by Democrats and powered by "renewable" energy wouldn't have this problem. Tell this to Californians when Democrat corruption and incompetence shuts down their power.