The Future of Mankind on Sale for a Few Oil Industry Bucks....

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When the Senate Appropriations Committee votes Thursday on the EPA budget, Sens. Ben Nelson (D-NE) and Byron Dorgan (D-ND) say they may try to block U.S. EPA climate rules, and it's possible that Sens. Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Mark Pryor (D-AR), and Tim Johnson (D-SD) likely to join them. Meanwhile, Several cities broke summer temperature records during the United States’ fourth hottest summer on record, including New York, Philadelphia, Trenton, Wilmington, Tallahassee, and Asheville, NC. Plus...the second and third largest ocean dead zones are now in the US, in the Gulf of Mexico and off the Oregon and Washington coast, and the Pacific coast is looking at a six-fold increase in hypoxic zones over the last 20 years. Sadly, even some democrats are willing to sell out the future of mankind for a few oil industry bucks.

Thom's picture
Jul. 31, 2007 4:01 pm


Add Jay Rockefeller, (D-WV) to the list, surprise, an oil heir opposing EPA regulations. People should have clued in that our political process is owned lock, stock and barrel by big oil when James Baker, intervened to stop the Florida recount that allowed, ahem, states rights republicans, to ask the federal court to supersede the state of Florida court and place oil family Bush, oil services Cheney, Chevron oil director Rice in control of our Whitehouse. Cheney holds secret energy task force in our Whitehouse, including Enron and the oil people, 9-11 provides the "catalyizing and catastrophic event like a new Pearl Harbor" that the NeoCon think tank PNAC called for. PNAC was formed in 1998, (coincidently the same year John J. Maresca, VP Unocal, urged Congress to remove the Taliban from power so that the pipelines can be finished. 9-11 was the event that lead to the invasion of the one country, Afghanistan, that was ruled by the Taliban. Enron's power plant in Dahbol, India, a partnership with Bechtel and GE, needed gas from the Centgas pipeline, a consortium of Unocal, Saudi Arabia and some Asian partners. Baker is in serious conflict of interest here, but nobody seems to care:

Mr. Baker’s recent representations have included transactions in the Arabian Peninsula and North Africa, Central and East Asia, Europe, and Russia, many of which have involved negotiations between private concerns and government agencies or state enterprises.

In addition to his transactional portfolio, Mr. Baker maintains an active practice in advising U.S. and non-U.S. companies with respect to their compliance obligations under U.S. trade and transactional regulations, including U.S. sanctions programs, Patriot Act compliance, and export controls.

From 1982 to 1985, prior to joining Baker Botts, Mr. Baker served as counsel to the U.S. Senate Majority Leader. He is currently co-chairman of the U.S.-Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce, and he serves on the advisory board of Milestone Merchant Partners, a Washington-based investment firm.

Baker of Baker Botts law firm also defended the Saudi Arabians, i.e., the Bin Laden family and many other Saudis in a class action lawsuit against the victims of 9-11.

We also must remember that Israel has to import all their oil and much of this "the muslims hate us for our freedoms" is a ruse to provide cover while US taxpayer's money and American life and limb are sacrficed to secure assets for private global corporations. The sad thing is that ordinary Jews are being condemned for practices that radical Anglican and NeoCon Zionists are responsible for. It's like saying all Christian whites are implicated in the hate and violent actions of the Ku Klux Klan.

The land of the free and home of the Brave. Please!

Let Freedom Ring! Ka Ching!

Nationalize the oil and gas industries, invistigate 9-11.

Choco's picture
Jul. 31, 2007 4:01 pm

Republicans get mad about giving a tax break to poor and middle class people but they don't give a flying "hoot" when a foreign corporation (think BP) drains America of its natural resources, OUR national heritage, being stolen.

Republican equation:

Regular Americans get nothing + Trans-national foreign corporations get everything = America gets nothing and they don't give a damn.

And yet republicans claim they are the patriotic ones and somehow manage to pass that off? Money really can sell any lie.

The original model T designed to run on ethanol, plant based, leading to the prohibition on alcohol.

Ethanol at the time was somehow profitable according to one of the greatest American success stories of all time.

The original diesel engine designed to run on vegetable oil, also shut down by the petroleum industry.

An engine designed so that farmers could grow their own fuel, and have product left over to be profitable, and it worked. And in Germany it still does.

Solar and wind power existing for decades yet not implemented.

Instead republicans support importing billions of dollars of oil from countries who they themselves label terrorists.

Connect all those bullet point dots there. I know they are more than 2 word sentences with multiple syllables though so 99% of republicans wont be able to understand them.

makuck's picture
Mar. 31, 2010 10:13 pm

Thanks for making this point's stunning....

louisehartmann's picture
Jul. 31, 2007 4:01 pm

There's a 1 in 20 Chance of the Apocalypse. Shouldn't We Act Now?

A new study published in Science argues that we as a civilization need to move "rapidly" -- as in almost immediately -- towards a carbon emissions free future if we are to have any chance of holding off runaway global warming:

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