An Important Next Step in the America First Oil Business: The Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Published December 20, 2018

The Donald Trump Administration has thankfully eradicated another Barack Obama Administration legacy liability.

The Obama Administration was the most proactively anti-energy presidency with which We the People have ever been afflicted.

Obama’s Quiet War on Oil:

“The oil and gas industry is in the crosshairs of the administration’s eco-agenda….”

It really wasn’t all that quiet.  Or subtle.  Or self-aware.

Obama Films Anti-Oil Drilling Video – From a Jet

Then cometh the Trump Administration.  Thank God.

Trump Reverses Obama-Era Energy Policy

Trump Approves Pipelines as a Way to Put ‘America First’

Trump Moves to Open Nearly All Offshore Waters to Drilling

Trump Opens Alaskan Wildlife Refuge to Oil Drilling

And then this happens.

The U.S. Just Became a Net Oil Exporter for the First Time in 75 Years

The U.S. Has Reclaimed World’s Oil Crown

God bless America.

Please remember all of this when:

Obama Takes Credit for America’s Energy Independence:

“‘Suddenly America is like the biggest oil producer, the biggest gas producer,’ said Barack Obama in an impromptu remark at Rice University on Tuesday. ‘That was me, people.’ After a minute of additional economic boasts, Obama instructed the audience, ‘Say ‘thank you.'”

There are a lot of people to thank.  None of them is Barack Obama.

This oil revolution is excellent news – for a variety of national and international reasons.

The Economy

Lower energy prices mean a better economy all the way round.  The less people pay at the pump – the more they can spend…everywhere else.  That additional economic activity – generates additional economic activity.  And round and round we go.  Which of course also means…


More jobs created.  Money generates activity – and activity requires paid people to engage in it.

National and Global Security

The US leading the world in oil production – is a whole lot better than…less pleasant places like  Russia or anywhere in the Middle East doing so.  For us – and the rest of the reasonable planet.

As Reality tells us – oil requires pipelines to get around.  As Reality has demonstrated – we can build thousands of the things nigh completely free from environmental impact.  Pipelines are, in fact, the most environmentally-friendly mode of petroleum transportation.

Unfortunately, as we have seen time and time again, the Left is adroit at locating awful, anti-law Leftist judges – so as to block the perfectly legal and safe building of said pipelines.

Federal Judges Cite Dr. Suess’ Lorax to Block Construction of Atlantic Coast Pipeline

In case you weren’t sure – Dr. Seuss was never a legislator.  He wrote children’s books – which explains these judges’ childlike thinking.  Unfortunately, their abuse of their positions, the law and We the People – is full-grown.

The Atlantic Coast Pipeline – is a necessary next step in the ever-necessary, never-ending steps forward in our continued energy leadership.

Just as President Trump in 2017 approving the Keystone and Dakota Access Pipelines – after Obama long blocked them – were important steps towards our again taking the global petroleum lead.

If you ain’t moving forward – you’re moving backward.

For those who succumbed to government schools – the state of Virginia is on the Atlantic coast.  So the Atlantic Coast Pipeline – travels through Virginia.

Very unfortunately, apparently-former-conservative former Virginia official Ken Cuccinelli II has penned a piece in opposition to this important next step.  In which he sounds very much like the Leftists he used to oppose  To wit:

“(A) non-Dominion (Power) expert testified that the pipeline would raise power bills by $2.5 billion over the next 20 years.”

Well that’s amorphous.  Who, pray tell, is this “non-Dominion expert?”  Gregory Lander:

“Lander (was) retained by environmental groups…including the Natural Resources Defense Council in Washington and the Southern Environmental Law Center.”

Disinterested parties to be sure.  They who pay the piper – call the crooked tune.

I’m sure Lander’s Leftist math – is just as brilliant as Leftist math always is.  (Hint: Not very.)

Obama Budget Underestimates Deficits by $2 Trillion

Obamacare More Than Double Original Cost Estimates

Jake Tapper Gives Up On Getting Answers From Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez On Health Care Funding

Medicare, Social Security Running Out of Money Faster than Expected

The Left’s fake energy math – isn’t any better.

Why Is Renewable Energy So Expensive?

Green Energy’s Too Expensive

Why Do Federal Subsidies Make Renewable Energy So Costly?

Meanwhile, how’s real energy doing?

Oil Prices Hit A New Low

The trip to our outstanding current global energy leadership – is made up of thousands of steps.

One of these necessary next steps – is the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.

We need to disregard the ever-incorrect Left – and do what President Trump has been doing.

Taking these necessary next steps.

Ever forward.

[Originally posted at RedState]