Always follow the money.
We all want a clean environment. Most of us want a healthy economy, jobs and gasoline to get to our jobs. There are some, mostly environmental wackos, that typically don’t have to work for a living. They get government money, non profit money, live with mommy & daddy or just generally bum off of people. They don’t care how high gas price go, or if you can even get it. They don’t have to work for a living.
So, wondering why gas prices are going up? Number 1 reason. Lack of refining capacity. This already existing problem was exacerbated by Hurricane Katrina. Refining capacity was reduced approximately 20 % or more. We are still trying to recover from that. Secondly, we are not using our reserves. Alaska has a huge amount of oil.
So, what is hampering our oil production. Environmental wackos. Let’s take Alaska for example. Of course, they always bring up environmental impact. But they also bring up animals like polar bears and whales. They use pseudo science of global warming and terms like may and could cause. They consistently use false data and science. I hear talk of polar bears becoming extinct almost every day when in fact their numbers have increased. Alleged receding ice will fundamentally have no impact on their numbers.
So, when you fill up with gas, remember who is causing the problem, who only cares about fictitious polar bear issues and could care less about you.
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