There’s a reason we don’t always believe “the scientists”: they lie sometimes.
Often, “the science” is funded by organizations and individuals with an agenda to achieve, and the data is skewed to fit that agenda.
Did Dr. Anthony Fauci lie about what he knew of the highly-probable “lab leak” that may have somehow “escaped” in Wuhan, China? His emails indicate that he may have, and – if true – Dr. Fauci is just one more example of “the scientists” we cannot trust to influence policy decisions.
Now, I’m no doctor. The last science set I played with was in college microbiology with Dr. Zamora. I couldn’t tell you a gram negative bacteria from a graham cracker, though I bet one doesn’t taste as good with cinnamon on it.
You may not be a “scientist” either, but I would bet that you and I are intelligent enough to read an email, to tell Americans the truth about a pandemic, and to have the integrity to identify a virus as Chinese bioterrorism.
What does any of this have to do with our oil and gas jobs?
President Biden said he is going to “listen to the scientists” as his administration makes decisions to kill American jobs. I’m not sure if those scientists are the ones speaking into his earpiece, or if that’s Margaret Thatcher again.
Whomever it is, there is still no 100% consensus opinion on man-made climate change or the role of fossil fuels, but some “scientists” claim there is and use that claim to try to kill the global oil and gas industry.
Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, along with Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, are using “the science” line to kill American oil and gas jobs, and that does not make any sense.
Oil & Gas Workers in the United States are producing cleaner energy than ever before. Producers in the U.S. have made heavy investments in environmentally-conscious advancements.
But that does not stop ignorant politicians from inflaming misinformed voters about how “the world is going to end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change” (Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY, who declined Oil & Gas Workers Association’s invitation to speak at an event).
It didn’t stop former Vice President Al Gore from whiffing on his doomsday predictions either – all based on what “the scientists” said, and possibly because Al Gore was “super cereal” about helping former President Bill Clinton shift the narrative and hamstring the United States to let China take over.
It doesn’t make any sense when considered in the terms of the Paris Agreement either. There is no enforcement mechanism to the Paris Agreement, but President Biden is using the terms of that treaty to hurt U.S. producers and workers and justify his “transition away” from our American oil and gas jobs, while foreign countries with far lower environmental standards continue to produce and take over America’s global market share.
Our industry and our jobs are under attack. The weaponization of skewed “science” and intentionally malicious propaganda to kill our oil and gas jobs is one of the greatest challenges our industry faces.
Dr. Fauci’s example reminds us that “the scientists” do not always tell the truth, and “the science” isn’t always right.

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President Barack Obama said in an interview published Tuesday his former Vice President Joe Biden was finishing the work he began to redistribute wealth through programs like Obamacare.

“I think that what we’re seeing now, is Joe and the administration are essentially finishing the job,” he said in an interview with New York Times columnist Ezra Klein. “And I think it’ll be an interesting test. Ninety percent of the folks who were there in my administration, they are continuing and building on the policies we talked about…”

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Tuesday suspended oil and gas leases in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, reversing a drilling program approved by the Trump administration and reviving a political fight over a remote region that is home to polar bears and other wildlife — and a rich reserve of oil.

The Interior Department order follows a temporary moratorium on oil and gas lease activities imposed by President Joe Biden on his first day in office. Biden’s Jan. 20 executive order suggested a new environmental review was needed to address possible legal flaws in a drilling program approved by the Trump administration under a 2017 law enacted by Congress.

According to senior political and economic sources who work closely with the current Iranian government exclusively spoken to by last week, the U.S. has agreed to a tentative removal of key sanctions in the oil, gas, petrochemicals and automotive sectors, plus some of those on Iran’s banking sector. However, Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, and the senior figures of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Guard Corp (IRGC) are also demanding the additional removal of individuals and their businesses from the U.S.’s sanctions list. Although Khamenei (fully supported by the senior IRGC generals) has repeatedly stated that Iran will not – and legally is not required to – renegotiate any elements of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (‘nuclear deal’) from which the U.S. unilaterally withdrew in May 2018, the Iran sources believe that they may yield on this intransigent stance. “Tehran may be folding, with nationwide power outages and rising food shortages, rising inflation and depreciation of the rial raising the prospect of widespread civil unrest across the country,” one of the Iran sources said last week.

A Chinese company is evaluating its options now that Texas lawmakers have passed a bill to block it from building a wind farm in Val Verde County.

The Blue Hills Wind Farm was planned for the Devil’s River area about two hundred miles northwest of San Antonio. Trouble shooter Jaie Avila investigates claims it poses a threat to national security and our power grid.

Oasis Petroleum is selling its Permian position for less than half the price it paid to enter the play.

In 2017, Oasis announced it was acquiring 20,300 net acres in the Delaware Basin for $946 million, an average $46,000 per acre in cost. At the time, analysts said that was the highest price paid for a position in the Permian. Now, however, the company will sell the assets for a little more than half that price, at a potential consideration of $481 million.

Election integrity – like oil and gas jobs for Americans – should have bipartisan support.

In Maricopa County, Arizona, the election auditors reported this week on Twitter that an entire directory full of databases from the 2020 election had been deleted. Ken Bennett, audit liaison, said, “It may not be missing. Maybe it’s been deleted because it was duplicated somewhere else.” Two words stick out here: “been” and “deleted”.

Former President Donald J. Trump issued the following statement:

Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer tweeted that he was “literally looking at our voter registration database on my other screen. Right now.” Richer called the former president’s claims “unhinged”.

We have questions. You have them, too. Was President Trump right again?

If the County Recorder is “literally looking” at those databases on his computer, why don’t the auditors have them? Why are they possibly “missing”? Why would the audit liaison say, “Maybe it’s been deleted because…”?

Whatever the answers, we should all demand that our elections are actually “free and fair”. To hear Democrats and some Republicans talk about it being six months since the November election is funny. After all, it’s not as long as a 3-year “Russian collusion” hoax investigation at the end of which Representative Adam Schiff never did produce all that “evidence” he kept saying he had.

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