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    Interesting story - the current push and pull between old energy and green energy. Absolutely seems more about the politics these days and will we really ever get the truth about any of it?

    The Weekend Interview with Harold Hamm: How North Dakota Became Saudi Arabia - WSJ.com

    Here's one person's opinion piece:


     
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    It has been clear that we have enough energy to be energy independent for the foreseeable future, but the Luddites and ideologues want to pursue economically non viable alt energy. So we choose higher cost and sending our wealth to countries that hate us. Crazy world.


    BTW Windmills are anything but new energy.
     
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    Windmills are also incredibly inefficient, even during windy conditions it takes huge windfarms to produce small amounts of energy.
     
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    There was a show on this on one of the Discovery Channels, it looks and sounds real appealing.. but for every millionaire made, there were about 10 very disgruntled South Dakotans...

    A telling piece was the whole story about mineral rights, you can own a very productive farm.. but do not own the mineral rights, so the mineral rights person can sell them to an oil speculator. who then has the right to drill and all the environmental impact that it has with it, usually ruining your farm.

    The same with hydrofracking, there have been huge chemical spills and the trucks are doing a number on the roads.. there is a balance here and a need to protect our public lands, oil companies have not been the best stewards of the land and seas.
     

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