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Gas Prices, Part II

Boortz said it again this morning, and it bears repeating: [1]

“How many years has it been since an oil refinery was built in the United States?  I think that it’s been over 25 years. Can’t you imagine that this is having some affect on getting gas to the pumps for your Summer driving?  And then there’s all those special blends.  We have about 55 different blends for different parts of the country .. .all demanded by the eco-whacko crowd.  The refineries can’t keep up.

Who to blame?  How about environmentalists?  Any plan to build a new refinery is immediately met by a tidal wave of opposition from so-called “environmental” groups.  Ditto for any suggestion that we start retrieving the supplies of crude oil and natural gas from the Gulf shore of Florida and the Pacific coast.  No can do, the environmentalists don’t like it.  Then, of course, there’s ANWR.  On its best days ANWR looks like a vacant urban lot.  Most of the time it looks like an iced-over K-Mart parking lot.  There’s oil there, but we can’t get to it.  Again .. blame the environmentalists. 

What about nuclear power plants?  Environmentalists again. 

Remember, for many of the so-called environmentalists, the goal isn’t protecting the environment.  The real goal is weakening America.  The environmental movement became the refuge-of-choice for socialists and communists who had nowhere else to go after the fall of the Soviet Union and the worldwide communist movement.  Here they found a movement they could use to further their goals of weakening capitalism and the American economy … and anyone who dares to challenge them is branded as a wicked capitalist who wants dirty air and water.

When you fill up your tanks for your trip to grandmas, remember to thank your friendly local environmentalist groups for their help.”

I can’t say it better myself.
That’s EXACTLY where the blame belongs. WHY are we still listening to these idiots? Boortz is more or less correct about refinery capacity issue as well; the last time we built a refinery in this country was 1976. Refiners can’t make a buck, because of the nonsense you have to go through to get one online… from NIBY to the enviro-wackos.

These enviro-wackos have brought us to the brink of national emergency… these people are weakening America. It’s that simple.