Posted: July 19, 2014
The linked article from the blogosphere discusses Tom Udall on a fact finding adventure about oil and energy six years ago when he was running for office. Then the price of gasoline was over $4.00 a gallon. Today it is almost $3.50 in New Mexico and higher elsewhere.
Udall, on his roundtable spoke about having a comprehensive energy plan, like always, but that plan doesn’t include oil. In a state like New Mexico you would think he would be big on oil but he isn’t. He wants to emphasize solar and hopes that “New Mexico can be the solar energy capital of the world.”
The people he talked to were mostly irritated that it would cost them more to do their daily routines. As the price of gas goes up everything else goes up too.
Tom Udall has no ideas but to blame oil speculators, private industry for not building power plants when his laws made the permit process take decades instead of years. He spoke about the need for nuclear which, likewise, he votes against. He talked about green energy in Europe which we see has now been abandoned in favor of more coal plants.
In fact, Tom Udall’s only vision is solar and wind, blame speculators and private industry, and pine over the fact that New Mexico isn’t doing more of each.
At the end of the article he tells another Pinnochio. He speculates himself that 1/3 of every dollar spent on gasoline can be chalked up to speculators.
Nowhere does he accept that his votes, his attack on oil companies, his government induced disincentives to building refineries and power plants might have contributed to high prices.
These days the U.S. has become the largest producer of oil in the world thanks to private enterprise and fracking, which he also hates.
It is funny but things have changed for the better, but not due to anything Tom Udall has done.
Tom Udall’s energy plan is to raise the cost of energy to New Mexican’s and point the blame finger at someone else.
Full article here >>>.
Second article here >>>.