On Paris The NH Democrat Delegation Sides With Big Oil

by Steve MacDonald

Oil well pump

When Donald Trump announced his administration’s departure from the Paris Climate Accords the usual suspects came out and said the usual things. The Democrats, environmental left, and the media have been grinding their anti-Trump axes on this for weeks, all the while forgetting to mention how they are also siding with Big Oil.

Big Oil does not want Mr. Trump to back out of that agreement. Big Oil Loves the Paris Accords.

(NaturalGas Intel.com)

ExxonMobil had doubled down on urging the Trump administration to remain in the pact.

ExxonMobil CEO Darren Woods during the annual meeting on Wednesday reiterated his support, noting he had sent two personal letters to President Trump imploring him to “maintain a seat at the negotiating table.” Woods wrote in a letter last week, “The United States is well positioned to compete within the framework of the Paris agreement with abundant low-carbon resources such as natural gas, as well as innovative private industries including the oil, gas and petrochemical sectors.”

But wait. New Hampshire’s all Gurl, all Dem Congressional delegation isn’t just siding with Big Oil Climate Cult anti-christ ExxomMobil. They are siding with all the Big Players in the fossil fuel energy evil empire.

(Nasdaq.com)

For ConocoPhillips and Exxon—as well the non-U.S. oil and gas heavyweights; BP, Royal Dutch Shell, Eni, Total, and Statoil—backing the Paris Agreement is not just riding the trend of increasingly environmentally-conscious businesses. Those companies with operations all over the world stand to benefit from the Paris Agreement because the nations’ efforts to cut carbon emissions will lead to transitioning from coal-fired plants to gas-fired plants. And natural gas is quite a substantial portion of all those majors’ businesses, investments, and profits.

Let’s cut through the PR here. The real reason these big players support Paris is that it adds regulatory pressure and operating costs that smaller upstarts can’t as easily afford. It lets them protect their monopolies. The Paris Climate Accord is good for Big Oil’s stock price and market share.

The Paris accords, like most progressive ideas, favor a few large players with whom the government elites are comfortable. Industry kings and queens at the top of the food chain with the resources to keep their political friends in power. And it’s easier to eliminate competition through government force than by pleasing customers and running a lean operation.

With the help of Paris, the big boys stay fat and crush the little guys. Democrat leadership knows this. They are lying if they try to convince you otherwise.

Rank and file progressives who think their Democrat-Socialist politicians care about the environment might be disappointed to learn that much like every other issue or interest the Democrat party claims to champion this is little more than green cover for advancing a globalist political class oligarchy that includes them and big business.

And it hardly matters if the Kuster, Shea-Porter, Shaheen, Hassan cabal is aping party narrative out of ignorance or because they understand the mission. The outcome is the same. Fewer choices and higher prices that crush small businesses. A plan that leaves Liberal dupes and progressive rubes like these folks in Keene, New Hampshire looking like fools.

Area climate change and renewable energy activists plan to hold a vigil ahead of  (Last) Thursday’s Keene City Council meeting to highlight what they say are contradictory discussions likely to take place. …

“It will be an odd juxtaposition if the City Council simultaneously affirms a commitment to the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement while approving plans to install new fossil fuel infrastructure throughout the city,” Kathryn R. Eiseman, president of Pipe Line Awareness Network for the Northeast Inc., said in an email to The Sentinel.

The nonprofit group works at the state and federal levels to prevent the overbuild of fossil fuel infrastructure, including natural gas. It formed in opposition to the proposed Northeast Energy Direct pipeline project, which would have crossed a broad swath of southern New Hampshire.

Overbuild? That’s an interesting way of saying you try to block any effort to bring in energy infrastructure that might keep the lights on when the solar panels and windmills do what they do best. Fail to meet demand without coal or natural gas backup.

A Natural Gas plant is not just a great idea for Keene; it’s Paris Accord Friendly.

Paris requires reductions in CO2. Natural Gas produces significantly less CO2 than other fossil fuels. Natural Gas power plants are one of the best ways to reduce CO2 and protect municipalities from ignorant, narrow-minded, short-sighted, knee-jerk green energy pressure groups like the Pipeline Awareness Network. Groups that want to keep electricity costs high to make their weak-kneed alternatives “competitive.”

High electricity prices are bad for small business, for jobs, for New Hampshire, and even for dopey progressive ghettoes like Hanover, Portsmouth, and Keene.

And honestly, if towns choked with ignorant liberals want to pledge allegiance to the global green movement as an ideological finger in the eye to Trump over Paris, be my guest. It makes my town look a lot better. But do it with the understanding that a vote for Paris is a vote for Big Oil.

If that bothers you, just lie to yourself. That’s how you get around all the other left wing contradictions and hypocrisy. Just don’t come crying when your lights go out.

 

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  • I’ve been wondering over the past few months who the smartest member of our state’s Congressional delegation is. Every time I think it might be X, then X says something, and I think: “Nope, can’t be her.”

    It’s like a race to the bottom. As much as I disagreed with her, losing Kelly Ayotte dropped the delegation’s IQ significantly.

    • Radical Moderate

      I know what you mean Paul but I beg to differ…
      Progressives and Establishment Republicans are two sides of the same coin and Kelley was a McCain acolyte extraordinaire.
      One side will steal from your wallet and the other side will continue allowing in cheap labor third worlders that will actually steal your wallet directly.
      Choose your own poison.
      This is why Donald Trump is now President.

    • Ed Naile

      Paul:
      The NH Delegation’s IQ is exactly the same as Pelosi’s and Schumer’s.
      That is how the Democrats keep what little power they have.
      Kelley went to DC and saddled up to the wrong crowd.
      Simple math will tell you she alienated more that 800 people.
      Add in about 5,000 college students and non-residents voting here and out she went.

      • Bryan W

        We BEGGED her to do some right things to keep those 800 voters, and add a few more, but nope. She had become a swamp creature.

        • Ed Naile

          It just goes to show, if you don’t have conservative principals to guide you in the Swamp, the creatures get you every time.
          And we just found out, but always knew, Soros is a quiet McCain $ backer.
          And that is who she leaned on in DC.
          RINO’s, one of the predictable mysteries of our time.

          • Radical Moderate

            I don’t know if these people are a mystery Ed. Think about it.
            Just imagine some newbee arrives in DC and over the years is privy to information that the general public is not. Information like..maybe….the system is going to collapse and its unavoidable…or there is an asteroid that is going to hit earth in lets say..2020. You had better side with us for your own good as well as your family. We can save you and them, or maybe not?
            Who is the newbee to disagree right? After all these guys have been in the know for quite some time, right? If this information ever got out…Jeez, accidents happen all the time to family members you know.
            Whether the information is true or not, is not whats important. Whats important is that the newbee believes it.
            Funny how people that go to DC end up turning on their convictions like a light switch isn’t it? Almost like something happened overnight.
            Sometimes its only a mystery if you fail to look at whats right in front of you.
            Just say’n.

          • Ed Naile

            But they do it at the state level, town level and school board level. They run on one set of principals and flip so fast it makes your head spin.
            I have watched it happen time after time for almost 40 years.

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