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A newly uncovered video strongly suggests that Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm is more than just a typical Democrat Party activist — she’s a radical.
Produced in 2018 by Coltura, an environmentalist group, the video depicts a host of individuals, including Granholm, singing in favor of the elimination of gasoline and, in fact, all fossil fuels.
“Gasoline, gasoline, you’re driving me insane. Gasoline, gasoline, the world’s aflame.
Gasoline, gasoline, I found someone new, someone better, better than you,” some of the lyrics read.
“You fossil fool, I reject your rule. We gotta leave you in the ground. I’m outta the door with my foot to the floor. We gotta leave you in the ground,” they continue.
Watch and listen:
The fact that she’s so anti-fossil fuel isn’t necessarily surprising. But it does raise concerns given the power she now wields.
Coltura’s website states quite bluntly that it seeks to “improve climate, health and equity by accelerating the switch from gasoline and diesel to cleaner alternatives” for a “gasoline-free America by 2040 or sooner.”
Achieving freedom from gas “by 2040 or sooner” would require completely restructuring society with something like, say, the Green New Deal. And, indeed, that appears to be exactly what she’s aiming for, though not necessarily by 2040.
Two months ago, the administration released a blueprint for converting half of U.S. energy usage to solar power by 2050.
“Getting there will mean trillions of dollars in investments by homeowners, businesses and the government,” The New York Times admitted at the time.
“The electric grid — built for hulking coal, natural gas and nuclear power plants — would have to be almost completely remade with the addition of batteries, transmission lines and other technologies that can soak up electricity when the sun is shining and to send it from one corner of the country to another,” the Times added.
The uncovering of the Coltura video comes only days after Granholm laughed off the idea of President Joe Biden doing something — anything — to reduce the exorbitant gas price burden currently being faced by Americans.
“In Sturgis, Michigan, [gas] is $2.89 a gallon. I guess that’s better than in California. What is the Granholm plan to increase oil production in America?” a Bloomberg interviewer had asked her around the start of the month.
After bursting into laughter, Granholm had replied, “Would that I had the magic wand on this. As you know, of course, oil is a global market. It is controlled by a cartel. That cartel is called OPEC. And they made a decision yesterday that they were not going to increase beyond what they were already planning.”
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) November 6, 2021
She doubled down during an appearance on CNN several days later.
“Of course, every president is frustrated because they can’t control the price of gasoline because it’s a global market. You can call upon increased supply, which he has done and OPEC is, unfortunately, controlling the agenda with respect to oil prices. OPEC is a cartel, and it controls over 50 percent of the supply of gasoline,” she said.
But according to Forbes energy analyst David Blackmon, this isn’t how things work.
“OPEC countries collectively produce a little over 30 million barrels of oil per day (bopd) in a global market that totals roughly 100 million bopd. It is not possible to control 50% of gasoline supplies with 30% of global oil production,” he wrote earlier this month.
“In addition, OPEC certainly does not control anything close to 50% – or even 30% – of gasoline produced in the United States, which was the subject of the question she was asked,” his analysis continued.
It was also the subject of the question posed to her by Bloomberg.
Blackmon then slammed Granholm for acting powerless when the evidence makes it clear that it’s her decisions — as well as the decisions of the president — that have spurred the current gas price spike.
“What an extraordinary statement that is, given the ongoing efforts by Granholm and the rest of the Biden administration to inhibit the ability of the domestic oil and gas industry to get its business done in this country,” he wrote.
“From cancelling major pipeline projects via executive order to refusing to schedule and hold court-ordered federal lease sales to the implementation of an array of onerous new regulations at the Interior Department and the EPA, this administration been waging war on the U.S. oil industry since literally the day it took office,” he added.
And therein lies the rub …
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) November 8, 2021
By itself, the video from Coltura was just another example of leftist activists behaving like leftist activists. But examined in the context of Granholm’s extraordinarily powerful current position and the administration’s continued attacks on gas, it carries a whole new meaning.
“It is in fact the obvious goal of this administration – and the Democratic majorities in both houses of congress – to do everything it can to prevent oil and gas companies from ‘flipping the switch as quickly as demand requires,’ and everyone involved knows that,” Blackmon’s analysis continued.
“This statement, implying that oil and gas operators can somehow just ‘flip a switch’ to raise production in the face of such government hostility, as well as opposition from ESG-focused investor groups that work to deny the industry the capital needed to fund new projects, is pure sophistry,” he concluded.
Of course, considering the source — a woman who had no qualms about singing in a video calling for the elimination of gas — this sophistry is no surprise.
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