PUT SOMETHING IN THE EARTH AT CREATION – NEVER DISTURB IT BY DRILLING INTO IT
AND CONSUMING IT
of the absolute undisturable convictions of the political left in American
politics is that what you see anywhere in Mother Earth is all there will ever be
so you never allow it to be disturbed by the current generation and consumed.
is currently in the tentacles of three elected officials who give life to this
heresy; Governor Jerry Brown, Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein. Governor Brown is currently using his
political office to convince the U.S. Government and elected persons in the
State of California that his would be legacy – the train to nowhere – must be
built. The actual cost of this
boondoggle is not even a factor to be considered. Just build it so Jerry can in his mind, top
the political legacy of his father, Governor Pat Brown, who put together the
California Water project that moved surplus water from the north to the
southern part of this Golden State. Jerry’s major problem is that the U.S. Government and the State of
California are bankrupt. “Statesmen” in
public life concern themselves with cost. “Politicians” ignore cost – just build the unneeded project and dazzle
the citizens of California with fluff.
Senator Barbara Boxer is chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and
Public Works and Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein is chairman of the
subcommittee on energy and water. These
two Senators know that so long as the U.S. Senate has a majority of 51
Democrats to 49 Republicans, no exploration or drilling will take place in the
12 mile zone of coastal waters.
Myron Ebell, director of energy and global warming at the Competitive Enterprise
Institute has identified these three California political leaders blocking any
exploration and drilling of oil off the California coast.
consequence of this is to kill the economy of the State of California.
Ebell has stated where we are. “All you
have to do is go a few miles offshore, some geologists think it is one of the
biggest oil fields in the world.” California could boom like Texas. Nobody knows for sure and drilling will prove the extent of what is there,
but suppose another 10 million barrels of oil a month could be pumped. The price of the Texas tea has soared to $104
a barrel as of April 3. That would
generate about $1 billion in royalties a month, or $12 billion a year. Some of that money would go to the cost of
paying workers, tankers, etc. (which
also pay taxes). But the state still
would make a net profit of around $10 billion a year.
that figure the next time Gov. Jerry Brown calls for increasing taxes by $9
billion a year with his November ballot initiative.
California Energy Commission pegs imports at 48 percent of oil used here.
over America, oil seems to be almost squirting out of the faucets. New oil and natural gas fields are being
discovered and drilled or fracked, generating thousands of new jobs for local
people. The gushers also have cut
America dependence on tenuous foreign supplies.
in California. Since February 2006, oil
production in the state actually has dropped to 17.5 million barrels a month
from 18.5 million barrels.
monthly oil production, meanwhile, rose to 49.2 million barrels from 31.1
million. And North Dakota’s remarkable
Bakken oil fields have soared to producing 16.6 million barrels a month, from
about 3.3 million a year earlier. North
Dakota soon is expected to surpass California as the nation’s third-largest
producer of oil.
half of Alaskan oil is sent to California refineries. But according to the Los Angeles Times, oil
production there has dropped “from more than 50 million barrels a month to
about 39 million barrels a month during the same period.
of the intentional destruction of the California economy is raising energy
prices,” says Myron. “You have the
highest gas prices of any state outside Hawaii. Now you don’t want to drill offshore and are running out of Alaskan
oil. You’re well on your way to killing
said that the first thing California politicians should do is to work for
drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, in the northeast corner of
Alaska, to “refill the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, which currently is running at
below 50 percent of capacity. But your
senators and representatives in the House won’t vote for that.” He pointed to the obstructionism of
Democratic Sens. Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein.
the American people don’t know is that the dominant controlling ethic of
Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid from Nevada is to get
re-elected. Responding to the energy
crisis in America by developing our oil and natural gas resources and reduce
and eliminate our dependence on foreign oil and natural gas is not on his
1:28 contains the directive that God gave to mankind at Creation:
“Then God blessed them, and God said to them, Be fruitful
and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the
sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the
the political leadership of California intentionally fails to develop a proven
source of oil it results in two consequences:
(1) Moves the US and California away from
energy independence; and
(2) Moves California and the US along the road
to killing our economy.
William E. Dannemeyer
Member of the House of Representatives, 1979
Former Member, Energy Subcommittee
thanks to Mr. Myron Ebell of the Competitive Enterprise Institute and the
Orange County Register in their article on April 5, 2012 for a good portion of
the data contained in my article.