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Obama Energy Sec. Nominee Sparks Outrage Among Environmentalists

by Wynton Hall, Big Government

President Barack Obama plans to nominate pro-hydraulic fracking Massacusetts Institute of Technology nuclear scientist Ernest Moniz as his next Secretary of Energy, a move that has sparked outrage among some environmentalists.fracking-reuters

“Appointing Mr. Moniz would be a nail in the coffin for one of his most lauded inaugural speech promises: a commitment to focus on climate solutions,” says Food & Water Watch executive director Wenonah Hauter.

Moniz served as the former undersecretary of energy for President Bill Clinton and is currently the director of the MIT’s Energy Initiative, which is funded by BP, Chevron, and Saudi Aramco.

“Mr. Moniz is a known cheerleader for exploiting our reserves of natural gas using a highly controversial and polluting practice known as hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”),” says Hauter. “His appointment to the DOE could set renewable energy development back years.”

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The title of this post doesn’t refer to the possible nomination of Mr. Moniz, but this part of the article: “The Moniz nomination further telegraphs Obama’s intention to quietly pursue natural gas development that analysts say may lead to a “shale revolution” that would produce big profits and high-paying jobs.”

What do you think?  Skeptical like me?

 

» 18 Comments

  1. eternal cracker p

    February 21st, 2013

    I think it’s a drain on natural resources to discuss environmentalists.

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  2. AbigailAdams

    February 21st, 2013

    I just detest being this cynical, but if there’s money in it you can be sure that is the motivation. Money for the unions and money for obama and his statists. He’d be crazy not to pursue it. Then he’ll nationalize it so it cannot be distributed to the companies that make it all possible.

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  3. Stirrin the B.S.

    February 21st, 2013

    “…Obama’s liberal base has also shown a willingness to bend its anti-fracking principles when it is profitable to do so….”

    Claudia, everyone has a price – especially liberals.

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  4. Left Coast Dan

    February 21st, 2013

    Like Fox Mulder, I want to believe.

    If Obama promotes it, his sheep will follow. That’s been pretty well proven.

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  5. Mr.Gates

    February 21st, 2013

    “climate solutions”… gravity reduction would go a long way to save energy too. And it’s just as realistic!

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  6. Mr.Gates

    February 21st, 2013

    Fracking is the solution to MANY of our problems. But it would create wealth, so liberals (who dream of the day we’re all equally poor and helpless), want to stop it.

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  7. thirdtwin

    February 21st, 2013

    I knew if I looked a little bit, I would find John Rowe of the Exelon corporation and Ernest Moniz together at the same event:

    http://web.mit.edu/press/2010/alert-energy-conference.html

    And where one finds Exelon, one finds Obama and Axelrod:

    http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/06/crony_capitalism_and_obamas_anti-coal_crusade.html

    Total coincidence, of course.

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  8. grayscape

    February 21st, 2013

    Environazis hate anything that improves the human condition. They prefer that there were almost no humans on earth and are doing their best to realize that dream.

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  9. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    February 21st, 2013

    I bet it’s a maneuver to sway wavering RINOs to Obamathink. The benefits are a plus but not the main goal.

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  10. PAvolley

    February 21st, 2013

    I think the key word or connection there is “Saudi”

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  11. Unneutral

    February 21st, 2013

    I believe the only thing Obutthead pushes is what is beneficial to him.

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  12. I Luv Bacon

    February 21st, 2013

    One sip of this administration’s Obutt juice and he’ll have 3 ghost email accounts by the end of next week.

    jeesh

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  13. John F.

    February 21st, 2013

    In theory this would be a positive move for my industry and state. But, there are still plenty of other souped-up bureaucracies to deal with (EPA, Interior, etc.) that actively stifle energy development.

    Window dressing at best.

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  14. grayscape

    February 21st, 2013

    John is right. DOE could never over-ride DOI and EPA. All a charade…

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  15. Birdie Num Num

    February 21st, 2013

    Always keep in mind that Obuttbrain’s prime directive is the destruction of the American economy,liberty and independence and any maneuver he makes is a means to that end.

    One vote for “cynical” with extreme prejudice.

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  16. Chieftain

    February 21st, 2013

    The real question in my mind is what phony name will Moniz use for his official e-mail account??

    Transparency is everything….

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  17. PAvolley

    February 21st, 2013

    The gubmint couldn’t slow the private gas market enough like they did on Fed lands for Saudi oil, so they are bringing Saudi connections into the Interior. Defy the gubmint, be called an islamaphobe…

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  18. really enraged

    February 22nd, 2013

    Found a great quote on Ms. Poppet’s site yesterday, my first visit. Wish I’d gotten there sooner but, anyway:

    “People are so enamoured by equality that they’d rather be equal in slavery that unequal in freedom”. That applies here.

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