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Happy 4th Weekend: Driving, Grilling, Fireworks

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- July 1, 2022

Independence Day could also be called the CO2 Holiday with all the driving, grilling, and fireworks. So ignore the climate alarmists and eco-snoops. Celebrate the traditions of the July 4th weekend with gusto!

Drive to a favorite place, grill outdoors to your heart’s desire, use plastic for convenience, keep the house cool and drinks cold, and watch the fireworks. The climate will not notice.

Here are some photos for inspiration.

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4th Of July Barbecue Meat Skewers Stock Photo, Picture And Royalty ...
4th of july menu grilled sauages
4th of july menu cast iron beans
Greenway Simulcast of the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular [07/04/18]
Cornwall Fourth of July
July 4th Fireworks and Celebration in Prescott Valley | Signals AZ
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Mountain Valley Pipeline: 94 Percent Complete, FERC 6 Percent Incomplete

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- June 30, 2022

“Since the start of construction, industry opponents have continued to challenge MVP’s previously authorized and issued permits through ongoing litigation, placing their specific policy agendas above that of environmental protection and national energy security.”

– Mountain Valley Pipeline

This post simply reviews an interstate gas pipeline project that is stymied at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. FERC has taken a go-slow (as in purposeful delay) regarding the final permits to for water and wetland crossings, creating the controversy for all to see. Mountain Valley politely states (below):

Currently, MVP has all necessary permits with exception of those needed to cross waterbodies and wetlands. The project team is working collaboratively with federal and state authorities on a modified crossings approach, which would use a combination of trenchless and open-cut crossing methods.

This is Biden energy policy in full view.

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On Free Market Energy Advocacy

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- June 29, 2022

I have been actively engaged on social media for the last year, challenging climate alarmism and forced energy transformation. My opponents begin with a particular argument on climate science to which I respond with a different view. (For example, here at MasterResource, I promote the benefits of CO2 fertilization from the peer-review literature summarized by Craig Idso.)

As we go back and forth, inevitably the ‘argument from authority’ is resorted to. For example:

But the IPCC reports are compiled from the work of hundreds of independent scientist’s peer reviewed works. The views your organisation are expressing are not. In effect you/your organisation is the one playing politics and spreading misinformation that doesn’t stand up to peer review.

Then, when I rebut the shortcomings of the peer review process and how our side has opted out (‘Atlas Shrugged’), my critics then go ad hominem.

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CO2: Negating Ozone for Plant Productivity

By -- June 28, 2022
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‘Ten Policies to Unleash American Energy and Fuel Recovery’ (API gets nine of ten right)

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- June 27, 2022
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Go, Joe, Go: Visit the Home Industry before Saudi Arabia

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- June 24, 2022
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Big Oil to Little Joe: Atlas Does Not Need to Shrug

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- June 23, 2022
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Epstein’s ‘Fossil Future’

By -- June 22, 2022
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Truing Electricity Competition in Georgia (and a roadmap for the other states)

By Jim Clarkson -- June 21, 2022
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Energy and Environmental Review: June 20, 2022

By -- June 20, 2022
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