[March 9, 2012]  In the wake of  President Obama’s decision to block construction of the Keystone XL pipeline to bring Canadian crude oil to refineries in Texas and Louisiana, Jerry Agar of Sun News (Canada) interviewed CFACT Communications Director Marc Morano. 

Morano, who launched the Climate Depot website in 2009 and is a key player in CFACT’s new “Real Energy, Not Green Energy” campaign, says the President is merely fulfilling his own promise to eliminate the use of carbon-based fuels in the United States that started with the cancellation of oil leases in Colorado, seized upon the Deepwater Horizon oil spill to cripple oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, and resulted in a decrease in domestic oil production from federal lands. 

Indeed, the President’s science advisor John Holdren and NASA’s James Hansen, one of the nation’s chief global warming propagandists, have both called for the deindustrializataion of the United States.  The only way to to this is to shut off the flow of oil.

Morano says that the President’s war on oil will likely backfire as gasoline prices remain high thanks in large part to his animosity toward the industry.  Indeed, Energy Secretary Stephen Chu publicly stated he would like gasoline to cost $8 or $9 a gallon.  Morano said it is “a moral choice to choose carbon-based energy,” and that ” …it is simply not true we are “addicted to oil”. 

We are addicted to higher life-expectancy, lower infant mortality, higher standard of living,  hospitals, dentistry… all the things that come with a happier, healthier lifestyle. And not having high prices that punish the poor, minorities, seniors on a fixed income etc – which is where we are headed, is going to be a huge campaign issue this fall.”