By John Miller
Friday the 17th of November, 2017
Keystone just lost half a swimming pool worth of crude in Dakota, and environmentalists, Fake News journos, and liberals immediately lost their minds.
To put those 5000 barrels into some kind of perspective, the groaning Keystone infrastructure currently delivers around 600,000 to 700,000 barrels of oil every day to US refineries. That’s roughly 15% of total US production.
I mean we could do away with pipelines and just put it all on tankers, I guess. Anybody remember the Exxon Valdez? Now that was a spill. 10.8 MILLION GALLONS. You know 250,000 BARRELS.
The Red Chinese had a spill in 2010 that was officially estimated at 10,500 barrels, but independently estimated somewhere closer to 630,000, and they’re still alive as well.
So can all you hyperventilating drama queens in Birkenstocks just take a deep breath?
Yes, it’s a shame that 5000 barrels leaked into the Dakota wilderness, and if it went in the drinking water then somebody needs to go to jail, but absolutely NOBODY who doesn’t work for Tesla or ride a bicycle everywhere is suggesting that the US can afford to turn that spigot off.
So what the heck are all these fruit-bats and ingrates running around shrieking at Trump for? Trump is fixing the problem, and he’s bringing in more oil.
MORE OIL means MORE JOBS, CHEAPER GAS, and MORE WEALTH.
It also means less Middle East BS. And if Barry had a set of balls on him and had done his darn job for once then all of this would have been fixed two years ago.
Full disclosure: John Miller’s IRL name is Frank Faulkner. I’m an Aussie and when I’m not obsessing about Conservative politics or defending Trump I also enjoy various sports and Christian activities.