More Pipeline Piffle (And An Alaskan Absurdity)

The misleading assault on the president’s energy policies continues. A conservative group’s TV ad claims “we will all pay more at the pump” because the administration “blocked” the Keystone XL pipeline. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell claims that the pipeline “could have brought 700,000 barrels of oil to the market Full Story »

Posted by Fabrice Florin - via FactCheck, NewsRack (Energy)

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Jack Dinkmeyer
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by Jack Dinkmeyer - Apr. 2, 2012

As usual FactCheck sets things straight in its everlasting campaign to counter right-wing falsehoods and distortions. This falsehood using the scary jump in the price of gas, in the right wing’s their never-ending, passionate effort to “get” Obama. Buried by the right wing is the fact this jump in gas prices is global-wide. Indicating speculators–not Obama–are really the ones responsible for the latest incident of greed.

I’m not even sure there is a real crisis in petroleum. But we’ll never know the truth as long as we get our information about oil from the oil industry–which is like asking the fox how many chickens are in the hen house. My cognition is all the hype, jump in prices, and boogeyman techniques are part of the oil industry’s campaign to scare Hell out of people who will then demand oil be give carte blanche to drill wherever they want. Such a valuable world-wide resource should not be in the hands of private industry. Time for the United Nations to internationalize oil–getting it out of the hands of greed.

The latest TV ad to heap blame on Obama is “Nine Dollar Gas” from the American Energy Alliance, an advocacy group that does not disclose the sources of its money. It is a “subsidiary of the industry-funded Institute for Energy Research. Thomas J. Pyle, a one-time aide to former Texas congressman Tom Delay, is president of both groups. Politico reported that both groups are funded in part by brothers Charles and David Koch and their donor network.

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