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  •  I challenge you to find any post (0+ / 0-)

    where I have protected Big Oil.

    Because there are none.

    Quite the contary, I have a long and consistent record of being totally agains fossil fuels of all kind.  In fact, I have been a long time proponent of a stiff carbon tax to put them out of business (unlike all the pipeline fluff that is promoted here at DailyKos).

    My big issue is that if the Tarsands were COMPLETELY shut down - that's about 1% (or when fully developed maybe up to 2%) of global emissions.  IOW, basically nothing when there is enough slack in global supply to instanteously increase usage by 5 or 6% (like what happened in 2011 when Japan shut down their nukes (plus economic recovery in other parts of Asia kicked in)).

    OTOH, US emisions HAVE been dropping lately even in the face of global surplus supply - wouldn't it make sense to figure out how/why and build on what's working rather than chasing unicorns over the rainbow?

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