The irony would be painful, if it wasn’t so predictable.
The deep blue Democrats of Elizabeth Warren’s home state of Massachusetts like to brag about how committed they are to “clean” energy, but when reality sets in, the Bay State will do what it has to in order to deal with frigid winters.
Even if that means turning to Vladimir Putin’s Russia.
According to The Daily Caller News Foundation, the brutal cold of December and January this winter forced Massachusetts to import natural gas through a Russian company, Novatek, that was sanctioned by the Obama administration in 2014 in retaliation for Putin’s invasion and annexation of the Crimean Peninsula.
The purchase was legal because the sanctions on Novatek didn’t cover liquefied natural gas, according to the The Boston Globe.
But the more important question is why it was even necessary. Why is New England importing natural gas from Russia when the United States is in the middle of an energy production revolution?
It’s because the environmentalist wing of the Democratic Party, dominant in the Bay State, has decided that pipelines are a threat to the commonwealth.
As The DCNF reported:
“Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey concluded in 2016 that ‘no new pipelines are needed’ and that we ‘can maintain electric reliability through 2030 even without additional new natural gas pipelines.’”
Well, Mother Nature didn’t decide to cooperate. And that meant Massachusetts residents weren’t nearly as ready as they should have been for winter this year.
The irony, of course, is that Massachusetts isn’t just Democrat — it’s left-wing fringe Democrat. Besides Warren, who loves to trash Trump on Russia, the state’s other senator is Ed Markey, a Democrat so dumb he once read Dr. Seuss on the Senate floor to make a point about “climate change.”
That was in March 2014. By March 2015, Boston had recorded its worst month of winter snowfall since 1872, when they started keeping track of such things. (Global warming didn’t make an appearance.)
Clearly, Democrats don’t know which way the wind blows when it comes to weather — even in a place where it’s as predictable as the sunrise.
So, the same political party, in the same wintery state, decided it doesn’t need any stinking pipelines to transport natural gas. And the result?
The state needed to import natural gas from a country Democrats have been yakking about for more than a year, accusing it of stealing the election from Hillary Clinton and her divine right to rule her fellow Americans.
Will that get them to admit, finally, that they’re wrong about their war on coal and other fossil fuels? Will it stop their endless hosannas for solar and wind energy?
It will be a cold day down under before that happens. (And that doesn’t mean Australia.)
For liars like Elizabeth Warren and fools like Ed Markey, the only path forward is the one that cuts off cheap, reliable fossil fuels. It’s the same path forces their constituents to either do without or turn to their own country’s major rival to meet their basic needs.
It really would be painful, if it wasn’t so predictable.
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