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Matt Wuerker

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 1 year ago

    Typical fantasyland, emotional lies from the left.

    The Keystone Pipeline will help millions of families with lower bills, while that Solyndra mirage will only help a few of Barry’s friends.

  2. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    This cartoon represents part of the problem. It is not an either – or situation we are in. Green energy is not capable of maintaining our energy needs yet and fossil fuels can. This doesn’t mean we abandon green energy implementation. That can continue while at the same time we develop our fossil fuel reserves. We still have an opportunity to grow our economy and add to our energy independence with the Keystone pipeline. Obama’s administration has cleared it to be started, he just needs to sign off on the project.

  3. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    If we quit giving subsidies to big oil and gave them for green energy it wouldn’t take us long to catch up to the rest of the free world! We are NOT number1 in this.
    the pipeline will run near where I live, and over a big aquifer that supplies clean drinking water to people, livestock and pets in 7 states.
    NOW it does. if that famously leaky pipeline goes thru, about a 99% chance it will become too polluted to be a clean water source.

  4. Earl Babbie

    Earl Babbie GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    There may be a limited number of temporary jobs to build the pipeline, but cleaning up the spills will provide many, permanent jobs—because we don’t know how to clean up tar sands.

  5. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 1 year ago

    Both panels are extreme exaggerations.

  6. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Why does the left panel look like the Boon that is North Dakota with unemployment at below 5% and now hiring everywhere. The panel on the right looks like the abandoned haul of Detroit and Obama’s promise of magic green jobs.
    http://www.mrc.org/node/27501

  7. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, over 1 year ago

    If it hadn’t been for the illegal multitrillion dollar wars in the middle east by cheney/shrub/rumsfeld, and the massive enrichment of the already super wealthy started by saint ron raygun along with the evisceration of the middle class, we could be well on our way to a green economy now.

  8. ronald rini

    ronald rini GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    the only problem the picture on the left is costing us a fortune in tax money and most of it does not pay for it self and in the long run will end up in land fills

  9. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 1 year ago

    There shouldn’t be anything “left” or “right” about this kind of policy issue. The supply of fossil fuels is not endless. I don’t know when we will run out, I think no one really knows, but we do know that we will run out eventually. At some point we will need a new source of energy. In addition, burning fossil fuels is not good for the environment.
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    This is not a new problem — the human race has shifted its energy supplies several times before, and I’m sure we can do it again. But we need to put money into research. I’m quite sure that more fission power plants will be built — of course they bring their own problems — including the possible proliferation of nuclear weapons. Fusion so far doesn’t seem to be working out, after more than fifty years of very expensive research. If we had put all the money from fusion research into “green” or “alternative” energy, we would be way ahead now.

  10. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    @ConserveGov

    Green jobs are the wave of the future. More jobs being opened by them than any other. The fantasy is that the old brown to black jobs are ones we should be keeping no matter what it does to us and our fragile ecosystem.

  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    @mickey1339

    It is since the petrochemical industry has had it all by itself for nearly 300 years. That is more than enough. We need to discard them fast.

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    @Ms. Ima

    Clean till it leaks and it will leak, also it isn’t oil, it is tar that has been made into a heavy sludge.

  13. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    @lonecat

    It doesn’t matter how much fossil fuel we have left, we need to keep it in the ground along with the naturally sequestered carbon. The oil and coal companies want to use it all up, 5X what the limit is before we hit Hot House effect that would be impossible for us to stop. Think about a time in the near future when the poles are free from ice. I’d rather not.

  14. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    I’d really like to see a link to provide evidence to your point of “more jobs being opened by them than any other.” Right now the hiring on the part of the drillers and oil companies is incredibly strong. They can’t fill all the vacancies they have.

  15. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Mr. King

    I have a couple of friends working in Pennsylvania and Colorado that are working 60 hours a week on average and they are still trying to hire more people. It’s a lot more than just North Dakota.

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