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20 REASONS WHY LEAVING THE PARIS AGREEMENT IS A GOOD IDEA

June 4, 2017

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1. The PARIS Agreement costs: $2.5 trillion in lost GDP.

2. It will increase electricity costs between 13% to 20%.

3. 400,000 jobs will be lost -of which 200k are in manufacturing.

4. It will reduce the income of a family of 4 by $20,000.

5. It asks U.S. and China to pay for carbon emotions. However, only we pledged the most while China hasn’t pledged anything.

6. According to corporate leaders the withdrawal from the Paris Agreement will have little impact on their investments and strategies. Companies are already adjusting to consumer demands to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions. They’re held responsible by consumers -not government.

7. Firms buy natural gas and renewable electricity because it is becoming cheaper (due to advancing technology), not because the omnipotent government tells them. Technology is the best way to reduce emissions -not treaties. And to do so without harming consumers through increasing the cost of electricity.

8. The Paris Agreement only mitigates about 0.2 degrees of the 2 degrees of expected warming -if UN models are accurate (doubtful).

9. After Bush’s Kyoto withdrawal, electricity prices in the US were half of the European Union average -which went up by 55% from 2005 to 2013. US energy prices are 1/3 of the prices in Germany -where emissions have gone up thanks to the abandonment of nuclear power.

10. Germany IS A PRIME EXAMPLE OF THE INEFFICIENCY OF GOVERNMENT CONTROLLED MARKETS. Draughts, surpluses & carbon emissions are up in Germany.

11. 15% of the world (1.2 billion ppl) don’t have access to electricity, yet alone the capability to get it through green energy.

12. Biofuels lead to 200k/yr of additional deaths because crops aren’t producing food due to government mandates for biofuels.

13. Third World countries need their own industrial revolution. The  Paris Agreement negates that right.

14. It will cost $100 trillion to MAYBE reduce global warming by 3/10 of 1 degree by 2100. Less than 1% of its’ targets.

15. A 26-28% reduction of 2005 green house emissions levels by 2025 reduces GDP by 150 billion $/yr and costs 6 million jobs.

16. 20-30% raise in the cost of electricity, and a 150th thousands of a degree cooling by 2100 postpones global warming by 8 months.

17. $100 billion/year of our tax money transfers to 3rd world countries and their corrupt governments.

18. Fossil fuels are the cheapest, most efficient and cost effective form of energy.

19. We must keep manufacturing in developed countries because of proper local regulations. Standards in 3rd World countries will damage the planet.

20. The United States contributed $1 billion to the global Green Climate Fund, but the world’s top polluters contributed nothing. -China Russia India

BETTER THAN #ParisAgreement:
1.Drill locally
2.Simplify tax code
3.Reduce gov spending
4.Reduce Deficit spending
5.Reduce Deficit financing

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Today’s scouting report on America’s Dream Team Scott Pruitt, EPA Administrator

December 21, 2016

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Edward Scott Pruitt is the 17th Attorney General of Oklahoma
Assumed office January 10, 2011
Born: May 9, 1968
Danville, Kentucky, U.S.
Political party: Republican
Spouse: Marlyn Pruitt
Alma mater Georgetown College (BA)
University of Tulsa (JD)

Pruitt was a State Senator, representing Tulsa and Wagoner counties from 1998-2006.  He was elected to serve as Oklahoma’s Attorney General in 2010.

Pruitt moved to Lexington as a boy. He was a standout football and baseball player at Lafayette, earning a baseball scholarship to the University of Kentucky. After a year, he attended Georgetown College in Kentucky and graduated in 1990 with bachelor’s degrees in political science and communications. He then moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma where he attended the University of Tulsa to earn a Juris Doctor in 1993.

He entered into private practice in Tulsa where he specialized in constitutional law, contracts, insurance law, labor law, and litigation & appeals. After two years in the Senate, Pruitt was selected to serve as the Republican whip from 2001 to 2003. He was then selected to serve as the Republican Assistant Floor Leader, a position he held until he left the Senate in 2006.

In 2004, Pruitt became the General Managing Partner of the Oklahoma RedHawks, Oklahoma City’s triple-A baseball club. Under his first season of leadership, the RedHawks saw a 25% increase in attendance. After two years, the team broke the all-time attendance record for minor league baseball in Oklahoma and saw a 45% increase in revenue.[citation needed

Career as Attorney General

After his election, Pruitt established a “Federalism Unit” in the Attorney General’s office dedicated to fighting President Barack Obama’s regulatory agenda, suing the administration over its immigration policy, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

Pruitt’s office has sued the EPA to block its Clean Power Plan and Waters of the United States rule. Pruitt has also sued the EPA on behalf of Oklahoma utilities unwilling to take on the burdens of additional regulation of their coal-fired plants, and criticized the agency in a congressional hearing. All of Pruitt’s anti-EPA suits to date have failed.

In 2012, Attorney General Pruitt kept Oklahoma out of the mortgage settlement reached by 49 other states with five national lenders, with Pruitt citing differing philosophies of government.

In 2013, Pruitt brought a lawsuit targeting the Affordable Care Act.

In 2013, Pruitt supported the Oklahoma legislature’s bid to join four other states trying to restrict medical abortions by limiting or banning off-label uses of drugs, via House Bill 1970. After the state Supreme Court upheld a lower court’s ruling that the abortion law was unconstitutional, Pruitt requested that the United States Supreme Court review the case. Pruitt was unhappy with the United States Supreme Court’s rejection of the Oklahoma case.

Pruitt was pleased with the decision of the United States Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby in June 2014. Pruitt filed a brief with the Supreme Court in support of their position, that the owners of privately held companies need not provide their employees with birth control, if that goes against their beliefs.

In June 2013, Pruitt maintained that the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down a provision of DOMA, a federal law that denied federal benefits to homosexual married couples did not affect Oklahoma’s laws on the subject.

On March 6, 2014, Pruitt joined a lawsuit targeting California’s prohibition on the sale of eggs laid by caged hens kept in conditions more restrictive than those approved by California voters. Less than a week later, Pruitt announced that he would investigate the Humane Society of the United States, one of the principal proponents of the California law.

On September 9, 2014, in Pruitt v. Burwell, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma ruled against the IRS.

In November 2014, after the Oklahoma Supreme Court blocked the enforcement of two abortion-related laws until after their constitutionality was litigated (which could take up to a year or more), Pruitt’s office communicated the Attorney General’s intention to support their implementation and enforcement.

After the botched execution of Clayton Lockett and the subsequent U.S. Supreme Court approval of Oklahoma’s method in Glossip v. Gross, Pruitt asked to delay all scheduled executions in Oklahoma due to a mix-up involving a drug the state intended to use in the lethal injections, on October 2, 2015.

In May 2016, Attorneys General Pruitt and Luther Strange authored an op-ed in the National Review criticizing other state attorneys general for “acting like George III” regarding the ExxonMobil climate change controversy, writing “global warming has inspired one of the major policy debates of our time. That debate is far from settled. Scientists continue to disagree about the degree and extent of global warming and its connection to the actions of mankind.”

Nomination as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency 

On December 7, 2016, President-elect Donald Trump announced his intention to nominate Pruitt as the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Pruitt calls himself “a leading advocate against the EPA’s activist agenda.” Several sources, including The New York Times and The Independent, have described him as a climate change denier. He said of global warming that “that debate is far from settled.” With other state attorneys general, he has sued to fight the EPA’s Clean Power Plan and regulations on methane emissions. In response to the nomination, Pruitt said, “I intend to run this agency in a way that fosters both responsible protection of the environment and freedom for American businesses.”

 

 

 

 

DREAM TEAM SCOUTING REPORT Rick Perry, Secretary of Energy

December 13, 2016

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Birth date: March 4, 1950

Birth place: Paint Creek, Texas

Marriage: Anita (Thigpen) Perry (November 6, 1982-present)

Children: Sydney; Griffin

Education: Texas A&M University, B.S., 1972

Is an Eagle Scout.

Met his wife, Anita, in elementary school.

Is the longest serving governor in Texas history.

Timeline:
1972-1977 – Serves in the US Air Force flying transport planes.

1977 – Returns to Prairie Creek, Texas, to live and work on his father’s farm.

1978 – Forms JR Perry Farms with his father.

1985-1991 – Member of the Texas House of Representatives as a Democrat from the 64th District.

1989 – Switches to the Republican Party.

1991-1999 – Commissioner of the Texas Department of Agriculture.

1999-2000 – Lieutenant Governor of Texas.

December 21, 2000 – Perry is sworn in as governor after George W. Bush resigns to become president of the United States.

November 5, 2002 – Perry is elected to a four-year term.

November 7, 2006 – Is re-elected governor.

2008 – Perry’s book “On My Honor: Why the American Values of the Boy Scouts Are Worth Fighting For” is published.

November 2, 2010 – Perry is elected for a third term in office.

August 13, 2011 – Declares his candidacy for president during a speech in South Carolina.

January 19, 2012 – Suspends his presidential campaign and endorses Newt Gingrich.

July 8, 2013 – Announces that he will not run for re-election as Texas governor in 2014.

August 15, 2014 – A grand jury indicts Rick Perry on charges of coercion of a public servant and abuse of his official capacity. He allegedly threatened to veto funding for a statewide public integrity unit run by Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg unless she resigned following her arrest on a drunk driving charge. She stayed in office, and he later vetoed the funding.

August 19, 2014 – Perry voluntarily appears at the Travis County Court house to be booked and fingerprinted and to have his mug shot taken. He pleads not guilty to charges of coercion of a public servant and abuse of official capacity. The next day he makes the first of six campaign style stops across New Hampshire.

November 18, 2014 – A state district judge in Texas denies a defense motion to have two felony charges dismissed against Perry.

January 15, 2015 – Steps down as governor.

June 4, 2015 – Announces he is running for president at a rally in Addison, Texas.

July 24, 2015 – A Texas appeals court dismisses one of two criminal charges against Perry. The court agrees with the argument from Perry’s legal team that a Texas law concerning “coercion of a public servant” violates Perry’s First Amendment freedom of speech rights. It is, however, allowing a charge related to abuse of power, to move forward.

September 11, 2015 – Suspends his campaign for the presidency.

January 25, 2016 – Perry announces his presidential endorsement for Ted Cruz.

February 24, 2016 – The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals drops charges against Perry alleging he abused his power while in office.

  • Since 2000, Texas has created almost one-third of all new private sector jobs in the United States. Without the 1.5 million jobs Texas created since the end of 2007, the United States would be net negative more than 400,000 jobs.
  • Texas added over 2.2 million new jobs while Perry was governor.
  • Under Perry’s leadership, Texas created nearly 30% of all new private-sector jobs in America.
  • Texas created almost four times more jobs under Gov. Perry than the nation at large.
  • The number of women in the workplace has grown by over 1 million since Gov. Perry took office.
  • The number of jobs in the upper-middle wage quartile increased by more than 25% in Texas under Gov. Perry’s leadership, while job growth in that category has been stagnant in the rest of the country.
  • Texas is the nation’s top exporting state for the 13th year in a row, and surpassed California in 2012 to become the nation’s top high-tech exporting state.
  • Texas’ real GDP increased by more than 55% under Gov. Perry’s leadership.
  • Texas’ real per capita GDP increased by $9,250 under Gov. Perry.
  • The Lone Star State fuels the nation thanks to policies put into place during Gov. Perry’s tenure that incentivized innovation, and are helping put our country on the path to energy security. Under Gov. Perry’s leadership, Texas has proven that economic and population growth and environmental protection are not mutually exclusive thanks to smart regulations and state-specific solutions.
  • Statewide from 2000-2012, ozone levels have decreased 24 percent; a 12 percent greater reduction than the national average.
  • From 2000-2012, nitrogen oxide levels have decreased by 62.5 percent. And carbon levels have decreased by 9 percent. All while Texas added 2.2 million jobs and more than 6 million people to its population rolls.
  • Texas is the top state in the nation for the production of crude oil, natural gas and electricity.
  • By focusing on an all-of-the-above energy strategy, Texas under Gov. Perry’s leadership became the top wind energy producing state in the nation. In fact, Texas produces more wind energy than all but five countries.

 

 

 

AMERICA TO LEAD THE NEW ENERGY REVOLUTION

April 30, 2016

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Part of making America Great Again is by leading in the upcoming Energy Revolution by consolidating new extraction technologies that permit us being the world’s #1 producer of crude oil, with the world’s leading environmental groups.
Partnerships need to be built between extraction companies and environmental groups to determine regulatory rules, and grant a limited amount of licenses to export natural gas.
Trump is the only qualified candidate to be able to sit both sides of the energy paradox in order to take advantage of the opportunity that we have in our path.