Wednesday, January 25, 2017


The reality is most of the Executive Orders which are not appointments are really props for Trump's lemministic followers. His order yesterday on the Dakota and Keystone pipe lines do nothing except get poorly educated lemministic followers excited. They are to be renegotiated. All material must be made in the US.

Today he is expected to order the building of the new wall along the Mexican border. How? He has no money. The government has to pay for it. With what money? Congress has not authorized any money. He is threatening to use U.S. aide to Mexico and redirect it for the wall. He is threatening to use other already designated funds and redirect them for the wall. Good luck with that one. Until Congress authorizes funding for a wall there will be no wall. Again Trump lemministic followers falling for Hollywood props as action instead of waiting for real and meaningful action.

The BV has already discussed the wall issue and its impact on Texas and the economy.

The pipelines do nothing for the US in terms of foreign need for oil.  The oil is Canadian and to be refined in Texas for export.

Our oil refineries are at maximum capacity.  Where is this oil to be refined once it gets to Texas.  The dead zone in the Gulf is the size of Connecticut.  Are we to build more polluting refineries.  Good luck getting any seafood out of the Gulf on SPI.  It does not exist.  We either killed it with pollution or over fished it.  Check you menus and learn you have to ask for Gulf shrimp because the restaurants are now using imported shrimp.  You can get gulf shrimp, but it will be a separate menu item or you have to ask for it.

Now what about all of that new Texas oil about to need refining and for domestic use.

"Geologists say a new survey shows an oilfield in west Texas dwarfs others found so far in the United States, according to the US Geological Survey.
The Midland Basin of the Wolfcamp Shale area in the Permian Basin is now estimated to have 20 billion barrels of oil and 1.6 billion barrels of natural gas, according to a new assessment by the USGS."
Click for report which shows Texas Refineries at Capacity

In 2015 oil tankers backed up in the Gulf waiting on storage space before heading to the refineries at maximum capacity.


When these pipelines come on line, Texas will have to build more storage facilities and refineries thereby absorbing the brunt of the pollution ramifications for Canada.  With storage facilities and refineries at maximum capacity and Trump poised to add Canadian oil to the glut, where will we refine all of this new Texas oil?

The Texas Republican delegation needs to put Trump in his place and put Texas and the U.S. ahead of Canada.  This is no longer about the pipelines it is about our ability to reach oil independence and our environment.  We are getting close to being an exporter of oil, but not if we cannot refine it because our refineries are at maximum capacity refining Canadian oil for export.

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