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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Arkansas congressional delegation: Hypocrites of the day

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HYPOCRITES: Arkansans in Congress.
  • HYPOCRITES: Arkansans in Congress.

It's early and, with the legislature in session, more outrages are certainly in store. But if you want a textbook illustration of hypocrisy find a photograph of the Arkansas congressional delegation and put it on the page.

I refer to news that the six members of Congress from Arkansas have again filed legislation to block the Clean Line power line from Oklahoma to Tennessee to deliver wind-generated power. Typical quote from Sen. John Boozman:

"If a project is not good for Arkansas, our governor or public service commission should have the power to say 'no' instead of being cut out of the process and dictated to by Washington bureaucrats."
Now consider John Boozman a while back on forcing construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, carrying dangerous tar sands from Canada, across sensitive aquifers in the Great Plains, over the objections of many farmers and ranchers, particularly in Nebraska:

When you look at the science, transporting this reliable source of energy by a safe, modern pipline is the safest way to move it. Study after study has concluded there would be no significant environmental impact along the proposed route.
An electric power line carrying clean energy? Dangerous stuff. In agreement are Sen. Tom Cotton and Reps. Steve Womack, Bruce Westerman, Rick Crawford and French Hill — champions all of that Keystone pipeline to deliver Canada carbon to refineries that want to ship goods to China.

Our guys are carrying luggage for the carbon extraction industry. It's that simple.  (See also: Dakota Access pipeline. Screw the Indians, gotta move that oil.)


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