Why Biden’s War On Gas And Oil Is A Crippling Pipe Dream
Ignoring the graphic lesson of the havoc a pipeline shutdown can bring, Michigan’s governor, Gretchen Whitmer, is trying to close the operations of a critical oil-and-gas pipeline that serves Canada and the Midwest. Her stated rationale doesn’t hold oil, er, water. Her real rationale is hostility to the oil and natural gas industry—a hostility that is fervently shared by the White House.
This episode of What’s Ahead explains why the Biden Administration’s goal of ultimately replacing oil and natural gas with wind and solar power is a dangerous pipe dream. To do so would require gargantuan amounts of minerals, and that, in turn, would necessitate a catastrophic increase in tearing up the Earth for numerous new mines and enormously expanding existing ones. Just one example, we would need a 20-fold increase in nickel.
The inconvenient truth is that we can’t do without natural gas and oil.