The Madness of Energy Virtue Signaling and Its Purveyors

The “Keep-It-in-the-Ground” movement is getting the token attention of the Democratic National Committee. This energy virtue signaling is pure madness.

Vowing to “walk the walk” on climate change, the Democratic National Committee last week voted unanimously to ban all political contributions from the oil, gas, and coal industries.

Fortunately for all involved, the resolution did not call on the DNC members to ban the use of oil and natural gas, otherwise the delegates would have been forced to “walk the walk” all the way home from their Executive Committee meeting in Rhode Island.

And, therein, lies the fatal flaw of the Keep It in the Ground movement: the goal of keeping all oil and natural gas “in the ground” is pure fantasy because we simply cannot live in modern society without the tremendous benefits they provide.

This fact was driven home during the infamous La Jolla 2012 conference by one activist who admitted that the “activities” associated with oil and natural gas “are highly beneficial to us. We love them.”

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