April 10, 2019

Trump's new legislation will stop activists from blocking pipelines. Here's what Canada (and especially Alberta) can learn

Ezra LevantRebel Commander


Donald Trump flew to Texas today to make announcements in support of the oil and gas industry. The announcements restrict the ability of Democrat-led states to stop pipelines by gaming regulations like they do in Canada. 

That is such an amazing thing for the U.S. economy. But I should remind you, it has a massive impact on foreign policy, too. It undercuts OPEC — Saudi Arabia, Iran, Venezuela. And Russia too, which isn’t in OPEC, but might as well be.

I am so happy for America, and so sad for Canada — that was our chance. We missed it.

But what are some of the things that Jason Kenney could do as premier, to get Alberta’s oil and gas sector back on its feet?

First: set up an oil and gas infrastructure police force. You can’t trust Trudeau’s RCMP. I wish you could, but not on anything that is even vaguely political.

Second, actually enforce existing laws. Lay charges of mischief and vandalism and trespass wherever appropriate. Police don’t need a company’s permission to charge someone with a crime, and Kenney’s attorney general should have a mandate letter to prosecute every single anti-oil crime on sight.

Zero tolerance.

Third: pressure companies to stand up for themselves. 

Kenney and his cabinet could say to oil companies: don’t come lobbying us for things if you won’t even help yourself.

There's more, as I'll tell you TONIGHT:

Passing laws against "riot boosting," like they have in South Dakota; and set up what I call a Compliance Project, that would regulate all the anti-oil extremists groups standing in the way of energy development.

I have a few more suggestions that I’m still working on in my mind.

None of them are silver bullets.

But together, I think they’ll slowly turn things around.

And maybe one day, we’ll be able to join the oil and gas boom that Texas has, too...

NEXT: Marc Morano of ClimateDepot.com talks about the increasing use of children in Canada (and around the world) to spread climate change fear-mongering.

FINALLY: Your messages to me!

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commented 2019-04-14 14:59:01 -0400
I think we need similar legislation to keep activists from blocking renewable energy projects.
commented 2019-04-11 22:03:15 -0400
Chicken Little should be made into soup.
commented 2019-04-11 13:26:34 -0400
Go Marc!

In regard to your “layers of deception” Ezra, compare the validity of the common sense facts that Marc cites to one of those so-called statistics those birds-of-a-feather fascist gungrabbers use to ‘convince’ weak-minded lefty-drones to support them based on a horrible statistic, like say, ‘children killed with guns’. When you break their numbers down into reality – like Marc does with the AGW BS (“97% of scientist say…”) – you find that better than 95% of those ‘children’ killed with guns’ are gangsters up to the age of 19 or so (depending on the regional age of adulthood), shot to death in a gunfight with other gangsters…and some of those shooters, tweens or younger!
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‘aggregator’ – Great word Ezra!
Obviously, in Marc’s case, you meant it to be written with capitals.
MARC MORANOAGGREGATOR…(think TERMINATOR)

ag·gre·ga·tor
/ˈaɡrəˌɡādər/
noun
1.
COMPUTING
a website or program that collects related items of content and displays them or links to them.
2.
a company that negotiates with producers of a utility service such as electricity on behalf of groups of consumers.
commented 2019-04-11 11:01:36 -0400 · Flag
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- When CO2 levels drop below 150 ppm, plants begin to die. Hot houses keep CO2 levels at around 1000-1500 ppm to maximize plant growth. The earth has gone through warmer periods & an ice age with CO2 levels 10 times what they are now. Ask a climate alarmist what the proper CO2 level & global temperature is supposed to be & why sometime & watch them struggle"

The natutral equilibrium for CO2 is about 270ppm, so no problem there.

The world isn’t a hot house, in the real world it’s usually water or phosphorus not carbon dioxide limiting growth, and maximizing plant growth isn’t always a good thing. A quick look into what happened to Lake Erie, and what still happens to prairie lakes, when too much “plant food” gets into the system and over-fertilizes previously limited ecologies is worth your time. Eutrophication is a disaster – it kills fish and fouls drinking water.
commented 2019-04-11 10:57:57 -0400
“Lance J Hodge commented 13 hours ago
Funny you never hear about real science and the absolute fact that frozen ice occupies more volume then liquid. If 90% of an iceberg is under water would it not stand to reason undeniably 100% provable that less space would be occupied and sea levels would drop? Unless anyone can prove water doesn’t expand when frozen I cannot see anyone proving the world would be flooded and countries would disappear under the waves. Contrarily the science says more land would be exposed. Facts matter in unicorn land supposedly do they not. "

A tonne of ice displaces a tonne of water, which melts into a tonne of water. A chunk of ice may be less dense than water, but part of it sticks above the surface. That’s how buoyancy works. A piece of melting ice has no effect on sea levels, if it’s already floating. You can try this yourself with some ice cubes and a bowl – the water levels won’t change as it melts.

However, if a ground based ice sheet melts, that represents a net influx of water into the oceans, which rasies their levels. This is actually a fairly small effect, and partly offset by increasing precipitation whicih counter-intuitively increases certain continental icepacks. Put the ice cube beside the bowl but positioned so the melt drains into it, and the water will rise.

Also, because of the way convection works, there’s a whole lot of water at 4 degrees, which is when it’s densest. (hotter or cooler causes convective currents to dissipate the temperature differential), even a small warming causes substantial thermal expansion. This is the primary cause of rising sea levels – even a 1/10,000 change matters when your water is 4000 metres deep.

/teach.
commented 2019-04-11 05:28:56 -0400
Ron Voss… For what its worth from a B.C. viewpoint… “Flushing” Notley will “focus” Canadians again on the Alberta economy and that is a positive… Our Boy Blunder in Ottawa knows that’s coming and cannot be happy by having those “pesky” Westerners knockin’ on his door again and asking real questions… The other factor, maybe not appreciated by other than B.C.ers, is that it will put the spotlight on the Horgan/Weaver Tango fiasco evolving here day by day… In his own home riding on Vancouver Island, Horgan The Organ has to bob and weave to the reality of having the highest gas prices at the pumps for any place in North America!… Whoopee!… And yet today they have doubled down with some insane proposal of no gas driven vehicles being sold in B.C. come 2040!! Alberta getting back on track is going to put a bright spotlight on the “crazies” in Canada – Ottawa and B.C….
commented 2019-04-11 02:06:14 -0400
Another wise move by Trump for the benefit of his country that he loves,meanwhile we have an idiot making unwise moves who hates Canada running it.
commented 2019-04-11 02:04:34 -0400
Lance you know science type stuff matters less than feelings on this issue.
commented 2019-04-11 01:34:58 -0400
Ezra, while what you propose for Kenney is worth adopting with respect to what is happening in the province of Alberts, I don’t see how his will get the pipelines built.

The Alberta econmoy will continue to crater as long as no pipeline is built. How long can Alberta wait? Kenney talks about waiting until 2021 before having a referendum on equalization payments. Questionable if it will result in having a pipeline built and we are talking about 2-3 years down the road. My preferred solution is to tell Ottawa to start the process of constructing the pipelines tomorrow, and we mean tomorrow, or we wil have a referendum on separation.
commented 2019-04-11 00:05:44 -0400
Great recommendations Ezra! Now, if those could be passed in BC, I’d be happy to see David Suzuki get charged and put away for riot boosting!
commented 2019-04-11 00:00:24 -0400
On the issue of cherry picking dates, see my article, “Seeing Can Be Misleading” where I show how deceiving charts can be when misused. http://heinzegroup.com/insight.htm#4
commented 2019-04-10 23:28:00 -0400
Paul and Lance……Those things you speak of are facts and facts don’t fit the narrative of the climate change zealots, only rhetoric from those clowns.
commented 2019-04-10 23:04:38 -0400
PAUL MCCULLOUGH commented 2 hours ago.
[….] The Dutch girl reminds me of Wednesday from The Adams Family.

Yes Paul, and Trudeau reminds me of Lurk.
Must be something coming down, when they pick up on the old fossil of global warming, like a tax on sex acts. Look out Ladies you may soon be fitted with electronic penetration meters in unmentionable places.
commented 2019-04-10 22:52:26 -0400
I hope Trump’s proposed panel on climate change gives a boost to the competing science and data showing man-made climate change to be a big scare tactic designed to further globalism and the so-called “New World Order”.
Yes pollution must be dealt with and environment protected, but we must tackle tangible problems like ocean plastics, poor environmental standards, etc. Carbon taxes are a SCAM!
commented 2019-04-10 22:49:55 -0400
Truth is stranger than fiction. These children are possessed. Enabled by demonic forces
commented 2019-04-10 22:17:15 -0400
Paul.. at 150 ppm everything edible is dead and only the toughest weeds remain .!!
commented 2019-04-10 22:15:46 -0400
Lance… You make one hell of a point.!!!
commented 2019-04-10 22:02:13 -0400
1. But, is Kenney strong enough (and knowledgeable) to take any of these necessary actions?
commented 2019-04-10 21:34:30 -0400
Funny you never hear about real science and the absolute fact that frozen ice occupies more volume then liquid. If 90% of an iceberg is under water would it not stand to reason undeniably 100% provable that less space would be occupied and sea levels would drop? Unless anyone can prove water doesn’t expand when frozen I cannot see anyone proving the world would be flooded and countries would disappear under the waves. Contrarily the science says more land would be exposed. Facts matter in unicorn land supposedly do they not.
commented 2019-04-10 21:00:25 -0400 · Flag
- Trump is making America great. Trudeau is making Canada irrelevant. A great to do list, lets hope there’s the political will to implement it or something like it.

- When CO2 levels drop below 150 ppm, plants begin to die. Hot houses keep CO2 levels at around 1000-1500 ppm to maximize plant growth. The earth has gone through warmer periods & an ice age with CO2 levels 10 times what they are now. Ask a climate alarmist what the proper CO2 level & global temperature is supposed to be & why sometime & watch them struggle. (The Dutch girl reminds me of Wednesday from The Adams Family.)
commented 2019-04-10 20:54:43 -0400
Virtually every member of the MSM is a riot booster, and Trudeau, and Obama, and Notley, and especially the most prominent CBC hosts.