The Connection Between “Keep It in the Ground” and the “Green New Deal”

The Connection Between “Keep It in the Ground” and the “Green New Deal”

The biggest news to come out the 2018 midterm elections is the meteoric rise of Representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and her Green New Deal. But if you scratch the surface, you’ll find that the Green New Deal is neither new nor “hers.”

Here are four facts you need to know about the Green New Deal.

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Thwarted by the Law, Climate Activists Turn to the Courts

Thwarted by the Law, Climate Activists Turn to the Courts

The “Keep It in the Ground” activists behind Juliana v. United States—the trial of the millennium”—are also the driving forces behind the “necessity defense” trials of the “valve turners” and other eco-terrorists—the “holy grail of climate activism.”

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Despite Losses, “Keep It in the Ground” Folks Have High Hopes for Judicial Activism

Despite Losses, “Keep It in the Ground” Folks Have High Hopes for Judicial Activism

When it comes to legal strategy, the “Keep It in the Ground” folks are taking their cue from Frank Sinatra’s hit song “High Hopes” about a “silly old ram [who] thought he’d punch a hole in a dam.”  Against all logic and multiple courtroom losses, they keep launching the same fatally flawed argument—that the courts should dictate climate policy—hoping to bust through that “billion-kilowatt dam.”

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Walking the Walk but Still Flying the Flights: The Fatal Flaw of the Keep It in the Ground Movement

Walking the Walk but Still Flying the Flights: The Fatal Flaw of the Keep It in the Ground Movement

Therein lies the fatal flaw of the Keep It in the Ground movement: the goal of keeping all oil and natural gas “in the ground” is pure fantasy because we simply cannot live in modern society without the tremendous benefits they provide.

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No Tanks! The Problem with Arnold’s Impractical Campaign Against Oil Producers

No Tanks! The Problem with Arnold’s Impractical Campaign Against Oil Producers

And by ignoring the billions of us carbon “emitters” who benefit greatly from oil and natural gas products, anti-industry activists like Arnold—who literally commuted from L.A. to Sacramento on his private Gulfstream jet every day for years—can accuse the industry of “first degree murder” without a hint of irony.

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The Violent Reality Behind the "Peaceful #NoDAPL Protester" Myth

The Violent Reality Behind the "Peaceful #NoDAPL Protester" Myth

EarthFirst! provided $500,000 in seed money to a group of “violent eco-terrorist infiltrators” who then “initiated direct action training for its own members and other protestors interested in engaging in violent conflict and incited and perpetrated acts of terrorism.”

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