Energy & Infrastructure

Chronicle: Natural gas pipelines key to U.S. energy policy

Staff Reports

stacked pipesA recent opinion piece in the Houston Chronicle makes the point that to maintain a first-world standard of living, a nation needs abundant, affordable and reliable sources of energy. Natural gas checks all boxes.

The piece titled “Natural gas pipelines key to U.S. energy policy,” points out that activists who oppose natural gas pipelines because they universally oppose all fossil fuels are acting contrary to their stated interests of lower carbon emissions. And the unintended consequences are higher energy prices and a lower standard of living.

The piece quotes Patrick Moore, co-founder and former leader of Greenpeace:

“Let’s avoid this notion of providing a single interest group with a veto over important aspects of energy policy, including pipelines. And while we’re at it, let’s avoid making decisions on crucial energy infrastructure on the basis of sensationalism, misinformation and fear.”

The author stresses the importance of a rational energy policy which keeps the United States economically strong and secure.

Read the full piece here.