A Review: Energy Keepers, Energy Killers by Roy Innis, Chairman, Congress of Racial Equality (CORE)
The New Civil Rights Battle
If you are at all upset about catastrophic rising fuel and energy prices, then you must read Roy Innis' latest book to learn how and why lily-white wealthy elitist enviro-terrorists controlling most "environmental" organizations have conspired to drive up the price of your fossil fuel and electricity.
Reviewing author preface:
[Throughout this review, I use my own term, "enviro-terrorist" to describe energy terrorists (Innis' "Energy Killers") who hide behind the label "environmentalist" to disguise their real objective, which is to strangle the American economy by denying needed fossil fuel energy in order to destroy capitalist America in favor of a subdued nation subservient to UN designs and socialist redistribution of wealth. These people are also known as "liberal Democrats", "progressives", and "enlightened intellectuals" (to themselves). In reality, they are self-delusional pseudo-intellectuals who believe their own propaganda in order to pray at the altar of the temple of socialist-environmentalism. To them, the environment is merely a tool to achieve their nefarious objectives.-- Bob Webster]
Roy Innis' new book, Energy Keepers, Energy Killers is essential reading for anyone who might vote in November. With the information you'll obtain by reading this excellent investigative work, you'll know how to question candidates and understand their campaign literature and advertising so that you can vote for candidates who will solve our fuel and energy crisis, not those who are contributing to it.
Innis reveals how devious wealthy elites who control environmental organizations use organization funds (much of which come from government grants and contributions from trust funds controlled by liberals) to find fossil fuel deposits, then use their organization to lobby Congress to put such lands into preservation so that those energy resources cannot be tapped. By abusing federal programs designed to protect environmentally sensitive areas and/or special sites that are unique (e.g., Devil's Tower), these organizations have been instrumental in convincing politicians (usually Democrat) to put massive deposits of fossil fuel energy sources off limits to energy providers. They "convince" politicians by waging war on their opponents at election time, using any means possible, including lies, deceit, and suggestions of scandal where none exist. Once elected, these politicians owe their allegiance to the enviro-terrorist organizations and, to show their appreciation, appoint "enviro-terrorists" to key staff positions and government jobs. This kind of political chicanery is not in the best interests of constituents, but from the politician's perspective virtually guarantees re-election.
This excellent book has two parts, each with four chapters. Part One, "Energy Keepers", devotes chapters to "The Energy Problem", "The Political Problem", "Global Warming Horror Movies", and, "Renewable Fantasies". Each chapter clearly presents the fundamental problems facing our energy supply, and one of them is not a lack of resources for the simple reason that this country is awash in fossil fuel deposits that will last it well into the 23rd century. Political deceit, scams like "global warming" that demonize fossil fuels, anti-energy enviro-terrorist organizations posing as stewards of the environment in concert with liberal politicians are all at the root of our current energy problems. There is plenty of potential energy but far too little political will to serve the American people by eliminating artificial barriers to extracting and using fossil fuel energy resources. Instead, politicians serve their own interests by allying themselves with enviro-terrorists to assure their continued election and a continuing crisis that they can blame on the "oil companies"!
Recall the recent Senate sessions where oil company executives were brought before the Senate so Democrat Senators could create "sound bites" for their election campaigns showing them berating "big oil" by implying that oil companies were responsible for the rapid and unprecedented increase in gasoline and diesel fuel prices. It was pointed out to the imperious Senators that both federal and state taxes each take more out of each dollar of gasoline than do oil company profits. It was Senate Democrats who have told the American people to "drop dead" by voting down Republican proposals to open a tiny fraction of the ANWR and offshore continental shelf for oil recovery! But there they were, those same Democart Senators pointing accusing fingers at oil company executives while steadfastly refusing to relax refinery construction regulations and open known areas of fossil fuels to extraction of our resources!
In Part Two, "Energy Killers", Innis has chapters devoted to "Energy Graveyards", "Killing Oil and Gas", "No-Energy Tactics", and "Fighting Back", a proposal for what citizens can do to break the bond between politicians and enviro-terrorists. You will learn about the "NoDOG" ("NO Dirty Oil or Gas") memo, written by a disenchanted environmentalist insider that describes an enviro-terrorist scheme designed to stop any use of oil and gas. In chapter 5, "Energy Graveyards", Innis describes how enviro-terrorists manipulate elections to put their stooges in power and how, in turn, their stooge then installs enviro-terrorists in key staff and other government jobs where policy can be manipulated to serve enviro-terrorist objectives. Innis recounts the following chilling story of how these enviro-terrorists work to prevent energy resources from ever being used (this material is found on pages 63-66) :
The year was 1996. The coal, 7 billion tons of it, worth about a trillion dollars, was in southwestern Utah. The proclamation -- a presidential power conferred by the obscure Antiquities Act of 1906 and not used for nearly 20 years -- created the 1.7 million-acre Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, setting aside a playground far larger than Delaware for the environmental elite.
National monuments aren't big statues or imposing architectural masterpieces, as the name seems to indicate. They're interesting natural areas that don't quite make the grade as national parks.
The first one was the impressive volcanic core in Wyoming called Devil's Tower. It starred in Steven Spielberg's 1977 science fiction movie, Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
It was proclaimed a national monument by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1906. It only covers a little more than 1,300 acres. That was the kind of thing the 1906 law was intended to protect.
In Clinton's monster 1.7-million-acre Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and Energy Graveyard, the Dutch firm Andalex Resources held a small 3,400-acre mining lease, which the government supposedly had to honor. But the feds told the company they didn't have to grant the road permits the company would need to get the coal out, and they weren't about to do so. Andalex gave up. Now the only similar coal deposit on Earth was already under development in South Kalimantan, Indonesia.
That raised suspicions. Clinton had substantial connections with Indonesia's $6-billion Lippo Group conglomerate, founded by financial magnate Mochtar Riady, an ethnic Chinese born in Indonesia. Clinton granted Riady and his son James numerous White House meetings; beginning in 1991, Lippo executives gave $700,000 to the Democratic Party. Most interesting, Lippo's Hong Kong bank had a memorandum of understanding with a 1,200-megawatt Chinese coal firm. Connecting the dots, reporter Sarah Foster of Sacramento proposed that Clinton buried Utah's coal to kill off a competitor to his Indonesian friends.
It makes an interesting conspiracy theory, but that wasn't what happened at all. That would have been mere greed. The truth is much worse: environmental ideologues manipulating the president of the United States into polishing his green credentials in a problematic election year. But nobody knew that until Congress got a subpoena and sent federal marshals to the White House to seize the secret memos and emails that revealed the real conspiracy.
The seized documents told a chilling story. It began in the summer of 1995 when an environmentalist named Ken Rait of the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance (SUWA) escorted Kathleen ("Katie") McGinty for two weeks through the area that would become the national monument. McGinty was Clinton's chair of the President's Council on Environmental Quality, and a very savvy political operator.
SUWA wanted a 5-million-acre Wilderness declared in the area.
However, that would require an Act of Congress, and Congress was now in Republican hands.
McGinty sympathized with the wilderness idea, but it was too big and too controversial.
She and Rait both knew that the proclamation power of the Antiquities Act would trump Congress: a national monument didn't need a congressional authorization the way a Wilderness area did. They both knew Bill Clinton was in trouble with the environmental movement for going along with a timber program they disliked. They both knew a presidential election year was coming soon.
When McGinty returned to Washington, she hatched a convoluted plot to convince the president that he needed to make a bold move to regain the environmental vote. In a series of tricks that Clinton knew nothing about, McGinty developed the national monument project in tight secrecy. She got the proclamation drafted without word getting out to anyone.
Utah's congressional delegation didn't know. Utah's Governor Michael Leavitt didn't know. Even White House Chief of Staff Leon Panetta didn't know.
When word was carefully leaked out that the president would soon announce a new national monument for Utah, Governor Leavitt frantically flew to Washington for a meeting with Clinton -- who was out campaigning in Illinois.
Leon Panetta and Katie McGinty met with Leavitt, who told them to hold off, that his state planners had been working on what to do in the area for years, and it wasn't just the coal that would vanish into a national monument. It was also huge chunks of "state school lands" that federal law had designated in Utah (and other largely federal-owned Western states) to provide revenue for public schools. They would get put off limits, with no road access to them either, and billions of dollars in royalties and taxes would be lost, along with countless jobs.
After Panetta saw what was at stake, he told Leavitt, "Stay by the phone." When Leavitt left, Panetta told McGinty the president had to hold off, it was too important. She threw a snit, threatened to resign, shouted that it was the right thing to do and, besides, everything was arranged and it was too late to stop now.
Panetta caved in and let the president deal with it later that night.
It was 2 in the morning when Leavitt's motel phone range. "Governor, the president of the United States." They talked for half an hour, but even after learning the magnitude of the problem -- which came as a total surprise -- Clinton wouldn't hold off his public announcement. He merely agreed to Leavitt's recommendation to "form a commission" to work out the details after the proclamation was issued and it was all a done deal.
Utah's congressional delegation was steamed. It made it clear the president was not welcome in their state to destroy a good part of their economy and their future. So the big event was held across the Arizona state line, on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.
The location was kept under wraps. Utah government officials were clueless. But every environmentalist of note, including movie star Robert Redford, knew where to be.
Now let's think about all of that.
Nobody elected Kathleen McGinty. She was an appointee in a bureau few Americans ever heard of. She had come from the staff of Senator Al Gore.
Katie McGinty was networked with everybody of importance in the environmental movement. One of those people was head of a little-known Utah enviornmental group. While on a two-week vacation, she visited an area the environmental group was interested in locking up as wilderness.
A year later, she had manipulated the highest officer in the land to bury a trillion dollars worth of clean coal and innumerable economic opportunities -- to fulfill her ideology.
She killed your energy.
Contrary to her righteous indignation, that's not the right thing to do. It was wrong. Flat, dead wrong.
This is but one example of the inordinate power of environmental elitists who use that power to deprive you of your right to abundant energy at affordable prices.
This book is devastating in its revelations about how Washington is broken when it comes to energy policy. It is a call to action and those who value our nation's future had better get serious about our energy and political problems and heed Innis' advice to become involved with the solution.
This book is only 89 pages, but it is packed with information you need to cast an informed vote this November.
Before voting, Innis advises you to view candidates in light of their answers to these questions:
Will this candidate support opening access to our energy reserves?
Will this candidate support a strategy that will lower energy prices?
I suggest you might also learn whether the candidate you vote for:
Believes the discredited Gore/IPCC theory of human caused global warming.
Supports fraudulent "cap and trade" schemes that will increase energy costs with no discernible benefit.
Supports initiatives to rapidly increase refining capacity and limit lawsuits aimed at blocking new and improved refinery construction.
This new book by Roy Innis is a must read for anyone preparing to vote in November. Read it yourself. Pass along a copy to friends and relatives. Buy extra copies for gifts.
We are involved in an energy war with enviro-terrorists and it is a war that this nation cannot lose and survive as a first rate nation.
Do your part to fight back for lower energy prices and a better economic future.
Buying and reading Energy Keepers, Energy Killers should be your first act of fighting back.
Bob Webster, a 12th-generation descendent of both the Darte family (Connecticut, 1630s) and the Webster family (Massachusetts, 1630s) is a descendant of Daniel Webster's father, Revolutionary War patriot Ebenezer Webster, who served with General Washington. Bob has always had a strong interest in early American history, our Constitution, U.S. politics, and law. Politically he is a constitutional republican with objectivist and libertarian roots. He has faith in the ultimate triumph of truth and reason over deception and emotion. He is a strong believer in our Constitution as written and views the abandonment of constitutional restraint by the regressive Progressive movement as a great danger to our Republic. His favorite novel is Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand and believes it should be required reading for all high school students so they can appreciate the cost of tolerating the growth of unconstitutional crushingly powerful central government. He strongly believes, as our Constitution enshrines, that the interests of the individual should be held superior to the interests of the state.
A lifelong interest in meteorology and climatology spurred his strong interest in science. Bob earned his degree in Mathematics at Virginia Tech, graduating in 1964.