Opinion: Feds Push Oil

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By Larry Bishop of Buellton

Federal lands in Santa Barbara County are soon up for lease to oil companies for dangerous drilling and extraction processes. As our County strives to reduce the water, land, and air impacts of extreme oil drilling in County controlled areas, the Feds rush to push drilling on our Federal lands.

Federal agencies are greasing the regulatory skids to cram big new oil development down our throats. Soon the Federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will approve hastily prepared EIS (Environmental Impact Statements), allowing oil drilling and fracking above Nojoqui Falls, Drum Canyon, Los Padres National Forest, and the Lake Cachuma headwaters leading to our drinking water aquifers!

A U.S. Geological Survey report, published in September’s “Environmental Geosciences”, confirms the polluting impacts on Central Coast groundwater aquifers from cyclic steam injection, waste water injection, and other high intensity oil extraction processes.  

Elections are coming. Ask your local and Federal elected leaders how they’ll stop this impending rape of our water, land, air, and climate.

Our kids strive to protect our climate by urging us to slash fossil fuel use. What do we tell them in 20 years as they struggle to cope with a burning planet?


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macpuzl Oct 10, 2019 02:51 PM
Opinion: Feds Push Oil

Yeah, those YouTube and denier links are, I agree, pure ignorance on display. And the real insult is that deniers are still not ashamed of their ignorance.

a-1570760138 Oct 10, 2019 07:15 PM
Opinion: Feds Push Oil

Possibly you are looking for something. Acceptance? Emptiness inside? Loneliness? Loss of a loved one? I certainly do not know, but something is missing. Namaste my good friend.

Flicka Oct 10, 2019 03:31 PM
Opinion: Feds Push Oil

It is amazing people still want to deny there is a climate/ozone problem. If you say it is not true you don't have to do anything to help save the environment, or show any concern. The ocean is warming making hurricanes stronger and coming more often, there are islands washing residents off the land, more extreme temperatures. But hey, just deny and it is all "not problem".

Shasta Guy Oct 10, 2019 09:53 PM
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Why don’t you judge Tony Heller/Steve Goddard for yourself: https://realclimatescience.com/2019/10/new-video-50-years-of-failed-nasa-climate-forecasts/ Dr. James Hansen was one of the early proponents of AGW in the 1980s which led to a series of failed apocalyptic climate predictions by Climate Scientists. We are familiar with them now: ice free summer in the Arctic by 2015, island nations such as the Maldives submerged by 2018, after the year 2000 snow will be a rare and exciting event, sea ice decline decimating polar bear population. When Climate (political) Scientists go on the record that their hypothesis will result in specific catastrophes, but the catastrophes don’t occur, they shouldn’t double down with more useless predictions. At this rate AGW likely will go down as a hoax comparable to Piltdown Man or Canals on Mars. Don’t use derogatory language such as “deniers”, “simpletons”, “idiots”, “lackeys”, “shills”, “trolls” and etc to dehumanize those you disagree with. The use of denier is especially disgusting because it equates those you disagree with on the same level as holocaust deniers. Prediction failure is basically a hypothesis killer in any scientific endeavor. I have my reasons for not accepting AGW. That does not make me a “reality denier”. My livelihood depends on the proper application of physics and chemistry using the scientific method to solve complex semiconductor problems. Calling people like myself and many other Edhatters “anti-science” is quite offensive. Bullying people into silence isn’t debate, it’s just bullying.

macpuzl Oct 10, 2019 11:07 PM
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Tony Heller / Steve Goddard, or whatever his latest alias is, is a known crackpot on the subject of climate science, and thus gets lots of funding from Big Carbon and the various Koch dark money groups to spread his nonsense. You should indeed judge him on the basis of the drivel he produces.
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https://www.desmogblog.com/steven-goddard
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Or go to:
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https://skepticalscience.com
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and type one of his names into the search box. Or, read up on him at:
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https://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Climate_Change_Deniers

macpuzl Oct 10, 2019 11:09 PM
Opinion: Feds Push Oil

Climate data refutes your claims. Ignoring that makes you anti-science. If the shoe fits, wear it.

jqb Oct 11, 2019 12:32 AM
Opinion: Feds Push Oil

"Why don’t you judge Tony Heller/Steve Goddard for yourself"

I judged your comment for myself and determined that it is completely invalid in terms of facts, history, rationality, integrity, honesty, and so on ... which tells me something about your citation of Goddard ... whom I have read and read about at length, and so I know that the same applies to him also.

a-1570793899 Oct 11, 2019 04:38 AM
Opinion: Feds Push Oil

Tony Heller uses the pseudonym Goddard many years ago but has used his real name on Twitter, when he testified before congress and on YouTube. You are 100% deranged liberal smear artist who has no concept of science. You’re all about consensus with your nonsense 97% of scientists sophistry.

a-1570794212 Oct 11, 2019 04:43 AM
Opinion: Feds Push Oil

Shasta- great post. Glad you’re familiar with tony Heller. His work is excellent. There is no excuse for starting timelines at convenient points for the purpose of confirmation bias, as climate scientists are wont to do.

macpuzl Oct 12, 2019 03:11 PM
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Good analysis of Dyson's misunderstanding of climate science here:
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https://initforthegold.blogspot.com/2007/08/dyson-exegesis.html

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