Friday, April 16, 2021

21 States File Lawsuit Against Biden To Overturn Controversial Canceling Of Keystone XL Pipeline

by Ryan Saavedra, Daily Wire:

Twenty-one states have filed a lawsuit against Democrat President Joe Biden over his controversial canceling of the Keystone XL pipeline, a decision that has sparked pushback even from Democrats who are not far-left on energy policy.

The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, alleges that Biden has exceeded his presidential authority by canceling the pipeline on his first day in office, a move that even angered Canada.

Texas Residents Are Being Billed Up To $16,000 For ONE DAY of Electricity and Power Companies Are Going Under

by Robert Wheeler, The Organic Prepper:

The Texas power grid is failing and failing fast. I’m not just talking about failing under extreme weather conditions but under the market and governmental regulatory requirements.

In the wake of freezing weather that swept across the Lone Star state, millions of Texans found themselves without power for days on end. That power outage then saw bursting pipes lead to a water crisis never before seen in the state’s modern history.

Goldman, Bank Of America Made Hundreds Of Millions From Texas Blackouts

from True Pundit:

Who needs Enron when you have taxpayer-backed “banks.”

Whereas 20 years ago, it was Enron that made billions from the California electricity crisis (which it caused), a scandal which culminated with Enron’s scandalous and convoluted bankruptcy, this time it is pristine banks such as Goldman and Bank of America that made hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue as tens of millions of Texans were stuck in the dark.

Why Was Texas So Vulnerable To The Recent Freeze?

by Chris Martenson, Peak Prosperity:

Greed & short-sightedness

The point of being resilient is to be able to weather life’s storms, metaphorically and literally.

Yet the state of Texas recently failed at handling a few days of cold temperatures. Big time.

Poorly-insulated houses exploded, more or less, when their pipes burst and the resulting water flows easily brought down ceilings and walls:

Fuel Prices Are About to SKYROCKET. Here Are the REAL Reasons Why.

by Daisy Luther, The Organic Prepper:

After a brief break in high fuel prices, those prices are now rising with a vengeance. Fuel prices are up more than 25 cents a gallon nationwide in the last month alone and are now at an average of $2.68 a gallon for regular. It’s only going to get worse.

Fuel prices are spiking…or will soon.

Fuel prices are expected to spike in the coming weeks and even more this summer.

Several mainstream articles warn of the coming rise in fuel prices. All of these articles provide various reasons why the prices are rising. For example, some articles report the increase in prices is “just the market.” Others say it’s COVID. None of these reports say it’s the oil companies, the Great Reset, or Wall Street.

The Texas Power Crisis is Far From Over, a Wave of Bankruptcies is Next

by Mish Shedlock, The Street:

The Texas power crisis morphed into a new stage, bankruptcies.
Texas Power OutagesOn February 17 I noted Texas Power Outages Stretch Into Third Day, Millions are Still Without Electricity.

An unusual and prolonged arctic blast left millions without power. Prices surged from 12 cents per kilowatt-hour to $9 per kilowatt-hour.

Akon Finally Breaks Ground On His Futuristic $10 Billion Solar Powered “Crypto City”

by John Vibes, The Mind Unleashed:

Akon has been making significant progress on his development plans in Africa, which involve the creation of a futuristic city that runs on clean energy and cryptocurrency.

The rapper, entrepreneur, and philanthropist Akon has been making significant progress on his development plans in Africa, which involve the creation of a futuristic city that runs on clean energy and cryptocurrency.

In January of last year, Akon revealed that his agreements with Senegal President Macky Sall were going forward, and a few months later it was announced that the engineering and consulting firm KE International was awarded a $6 billion contract to build the city. The company previously said it had already received $4 billion from investors for the first two phases of Akon City’s construction, giving the project a price tag of at least $10 billion.

We now know the Texas blackouts were deliberate

by Dean Garrison, DC Clothesline:

Had China Joe simply signed off on Texas’ request to up its energy generation maximum from 60 percent to full capacity in anticipation of the recent polar vortex disaster, the Lone Star State never would have suffered any blackouts. This is the claim of the @amuse account on Twitter, the owner of which also runs the news aggregation site “Deplatformed.”

While many of Texas’ “green” wind turbines failed upon freezing, the state could have made up for this loss by really pumping out the fossil fuels, which is prohibited under federal regulations, save for an exemption.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott apparently requested such of the Biden regime, only to be rejected despite the impending emergency. Consequently, millions of Texans suffered through days of no power in record-low temperatures, which injured and killed many.

Joe Biden Has The Blood Of Texans On His Hands – The Failure Of Biden And ‘Climate Change’ Solutions Literally Killed People In Texas

by Susan Duclos, All News Pipeline:

Washington DC is turning America into a cesspool of a third-world nation.

Texas officials are facing massive criticism for the catastrophic events in Texas, and deaths from the freeze and power outages as well as the water and food shortages that stemmed from said outages, yet new information shows that the Biden  administration refused a preemptive request from TX Governor Greg Abbott for a waiver to allow power generation facilities to operate at full capacity until the emergency passed.

The administration, ‘granted’ the request but the stipulations attached made it impossible to go over the federally mandated limit.

Biden’s agency refused Governor Abbott’s request and instead offered to allow certain power generation facilities a waiver if they raised the prices they charged to Texans to more than $1,500/MWh resulting in massive statewide power outages and a failure of the grid.

Good News On Climate – But You Won’t Hear It From the Media

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from 21st Century Wire:

As I watch the snow blow past my window, it’s hard not to scoff at the idea of a ‘climate emergency’. However, I’m probably in a minority.

The idea that we are currently experiencing a dangerous deterioration in our weather has been pushed so hard, and for so long, that the man in the Clapham Uber is now thoroughly convinced.

Those of us who have the time and inclination to look at the evidence for such claims, on the other hand, realize that they are largely overblown.

Unintended Consequences and The Texas ‘Big Freeze’ Energy Disaster

by Ron Paul, Ron Paul Institute:

Last week Texas experienced a cold snap that resulted in serious statewide damage, death, and destruction. The collapse of the state’s energy grid left millions of Texans in the dark and freezing for days at a time. Tragically, at least 30 people died.

There are many reasons why Texas became like a Third World country, and we should be careful not to pin all the blame on just one factor. But it seems clear that the disaster was to a large degree caused by political decisions to shift toward “green” energy generated from solar and wind and by Governor Abbott’s authoritarian Covid restrictions.

Texas Deep Freeze Kills, Gives “Foretaste” of Great Reset and Green New Deal

by Harley Schlanger, LaRouche Organization:

As a powerful polar vortex brought freezing weather to much of the United States, the Texas electricity grid was “within seconds or minutes” away from a “catastrophic failure and complete blackout,” on February 16, had they not decided to implement controlled outages, according to an official from the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), the company which manages the grid. The rolling blackouts which occurred as a result of that decision meant that more than four million customers in Texas were without electricity and heat for hours at a time, and half the counties in the state reported water problems due to power loss at water treatment facilities. As of February 19, there were reports of more than thirty-six deaths related to the storm and the loss of power, and 600,000 were still without power. Nearly a quarter of the state’s population remains under orders to boil water before using it, if they have access to water at all.