Yesterday evening as I was driving home from work, I heard a report on my satellite radio that California has a 45 Billion dollar deficit, but that it also had public land that was sitting atop one of the county’s largest deposits of oil and natural gas that could recover approximately 50 Billion dollars.
In this report I heard one of California’s enviro-twits say, and I’m paraphrasing here; “Anything used for recovering oil or natural gas is not going into renewables.” Well, my immediate reaction was, well stupid, with a 45 Billion dollar deficit, what do you have going towards renewables now? I couldn’t believe my ears, was this woman this stupid or is she just hoping that Californians are. Ah, enviro-nuts logic fails to impress me at every turn.
In my opinion, until we have a viable, sustainable, alternative to fossil fuels we need to recover what we can so we aren’t dependent upon foreign sources. Who knows, in the process of recovering fossil fuels and coming up with viable alternatives we might actually find a decent middle ground. After all, the light bulb wasn’t invented in a single day.