An Associated Press story appeared on May 16 in the Tulsa daily paper which was headlined: “Judges’ rulings a setback for coal mines.” It carried a sub- headline of: “Agency is told to review how burning coal impacts global warming.”It struck me from the wording of the two headings that the writers had bought into the fantasy of mankind-caused “global warming” hook, line and sinker.
What really is going on, in my opinion, is that judges and the EPA staffers are being very diligent in pursuing a policy of the destruction of the entire coal industry, at all levels. This is just one more of the campaign promises of PRESBO that is being carried out to its disastrous, for the USA and its citizens, conclusion.
After that then the question is what they will pick on next, and the likely answer is the oil business, since there have been federal restrictions on exploration and drilling on federal lands for a number of years.
The story does detail that there was a series of rulings by U.S. District Judges in Denver during the past year have told “federal agencies that approve mining projects to take into account coal’s indirect impact along with traditional concerns about mine dust and equipment emissions.” It states that two of the rulings by U.S. District Judge R. Brooke Jackson state “greenhouse gas emissions need to be considered in environmental reviews.”
The story goes on to state that another judge ruled in a similar case that a mine in the Navajo Nation must “consider the effects of burning coal before expanding.”
Of particular concern is the fact that coal mining is particularly labor intensive and that such rulings that restrict burning and mining of coal will cause, and already have caused, substantial loss of jobs over the nation.
For those of us who watch the ups and downs of the petroleum industry, it has been somewhat concerning to see the continuing announcements of large layoffs in the drilling and production sections.
Perhaps we are heading for another oil recession, such as occurred in the early 1980s and again in the 2000s. Such ups and downs give pause to those individuals who had hoped to make a career in various levels of that business. My own experiences have included a number of such situations.
Of far more concern to me is that these improper intrusions into the business sector by bureaucracies are serving to send highly qualified and trained workers into other fields they may consider to be more stable.
Further, the push by PRESBO to rely on natural gas and “renewable” sources for energy will in the future leave us substantially short on necessary energy. But perhaps that effort is all part of the strategy, announced several decades ago, by a world wide group to depopulate the world by depriving us of necessary energy in order to starve, freeze and burn up the excess – in their opinion – population.
Natural gas, like oil, has a finite limit on the amount that is in the ground and thus the excess use of it for purposes which could be met by other fuels could hasten the time when the supply would run out, or at least the deliverability of volume would decline. That is the ability of wells to deliver daily flow of gas.
All these intrusions into the business sector by unelected, unnamed, and usually inexperienced bureaucratic staffers, are (in my opinion, from reading the constitutional restrictions placed on the federal government) totally improper and illegal. But they are being allowed and encouraged by ideologue federal judges.
The Constitution only established the Supreme Court and does not require its judges to be lawyers, but allowed Congress to establish other courts, which it has done and has the authority and duty to impeach those who violate the oath.
In the cases of lower courts, Congress did require the benches to be occupied by lawyers, and the state legislature in which the lower federal court is located has the authority and duty to bring impeachment charges against those judges who so blatantly violate their oath to uphold the Constitution and laws. In my mind a good example of such is the repeated overruling of popularly voted state constitutional amendments and laws by district judges in Oklahoma and their rejection of appeals to the Tenth Circuit Federal Appeals Court in Denver.