There's a lot of rhetoric and extremism out there around almost every issue, including energy policy. With all the noise, it can be hard to separate the fact from folly.
Grounded in Fact is for people who are looking for a more balanced, reasonable discourse on issues ranging from divestment to the “Keep It in the Ground” movement.
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Reality and facts are taking a real toll on 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.
Working-class Americans are seeing their state and federal tax dollars subsidize the purchase of electric vehicles by their wealthier neighbors; their gas tax dollars covering EV drivers’ highway and HOV lane usage; and now are facing higher utility bills to help make charging more convenient for EV drivers.
Deep Green Resistance—a global support center for the most violent eco-terrorists on the planet—is a big supporter of the “climate necessity defense” movement.
There is a growing number of environmental extremists committing crimes against pipelines and other critical energy infrastructure in hopes of becoming the first person to successfully invoke the “necessity defense” at their criminal trial.
Among the many well-intentioned yet flawed climate action plans, electric vehicle (EV) subsidies are an often-overlooked yet pernicious example of handouts to the wealthy disguised as environmentalism.
If you enjoy slapstick humor, you’ve got to follow PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA v BP P.L.C. This case features more exploding cigars than a “Three Stooges” marathon.
Following the outcome of the trial, one activist said she was very happy that the “necessity defense” could now be “put up in a headline. That it won.” And she’s half-right. It can—and was—put up in headlines. But that doesn’t change the facts, no matter how hard they wish it would.
Proponents of the #ExxonKnew conspiracy theory—the driving force behind nine (and counting) multi-billion-dollar lawsuits filed by U.S. cities against the world’s leading oil companies—have had an awful month.