Watch: Morano on Fox & Friends on John Kerry’s private jet climate: ‘Kerry’s the chosen one. He doesn’t have to follow the rules’
Marc Morano: The cruel thing is that the administration — led by the climate envoy John Kerry — put out at a minimum, just for starters 10 to 20,000 workers related to the Keystone pipeline; related to all the bans on energy exploration on federal lands and other things that President Joe Biden has done. This is not going to affect John Kerry one bit. In fact John Kerry says all they can go do solar technician and wind technician Well, that’s an abstract theory, years down the road, what are these people going to do next week, next month, the rest of this year next year? There’s no word for that. And this is where you know John Kerry.
This is you know, Marie Antoinette. Let them eat cake, or in this case, you know, let them join the unemployment line.
#WhiteHouse climate envoy @JohnKerry is defending his use of a private jet to travel to Iceland for an environmental award. @ClimateDepot #environment #travel #climate https://t.co/qomhR3ThH0
— Chris Woodward (@afncwoodward) February 4, 2021
"If you offset your carbon — it's the only choice for somebody like me who is traveling the world to win this battle," @JohnKerry said.@ClimateDepot: This is like a shoplifter saying 'Don't judge me for shoplifting, I volunteered at a homeless shelter last weekend.'
— Chris Woodward (@afncwoodward) February 3, 2021
Can good deeds ‘offset’ your planet-killing jet? – “This is typical John Kerry,” responds Climate Depot’s Marc Morano, a skeptic of catastrophic man-made climate change. “This is someone who views himself as absolutely essential and so important that he is exempt from all the regulations that he wants to put on the general public.”
Regarding claims by Kerry and others about “offsetting” carbon emissions, Morano likens it to a shoplifter, after being caught, telling the police that he volunteers at a homeless shelter.
John Kerry claims private jets are the ‘only choice for somebody like me’ – Kerry flew on private jet to accept climate award – Biden global climate czar John Kerry flew by private plane in 2019 to accept an award for his climate work in Iceland, a decision he defended at the time as “the only choice for somebody like me,” as shown on a video posted Wednesday by FoxNews.com. Asked whether the former secretary of state’s private flight was “an environmental way to travel.” – “If you offset your carbon, it’s the only choice for somebody like me who is traveling the world to win this battle,” he said. “I negotiated the Paris accords for the United States. I’ve been involved in this fight for years.”
Marc Morano, founder of the skeptical Climate Depot website, was unimpressed with Mr. Kerry’s rationale. “Despite Kerry’s focus on keeping fossil fuels in the ground, he has proven unable to stop using fossil fuels lavishly—in the air,” said Mr. Morano, who released in September the film “Climate Hustle 2: Rise of the Climate Monarchy.”
.@JohnKerry suggests trying to force Americans to emit less CO2 via the Paris Accord makes up for his use of private jets; “only choice for someone like me" [h/t @FoxNews https://t.co/V2pQDMlggU] pic.twitter.com/YrhWA0cqwT
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) February 3, 2021
2017: Kerry purchased a waterfront house on Martha’s Vineyard: “The former U.S. senator and secretary of state purchased a seven-bedroom waterfront house dating to 1924 in the Chilmark neighborhood of Martha’s Vineyard in March, the Vineyard Gazette first reported.”
2021: John Kerry reportedly still owns private jet as he fights climate change
Proposed Climate lockdown: ‘You can’t fly commercial unless it is ‘morally justifiable’
‘Two Pinocchios’: WashPost Fact Checker Calls Out John Kerry for ‘misleading framing of potential solar and wind jobs’
CNN’s Zakaria Corners John Kerry on Biden Killing Energy Jobs: Kerry: ‘COVID actually offers us the opportunity to build back better because the economy has been rocked’ – CNN: “Those governmental decisions are going to put people out of work, in fact, already are doing so.” … “What do you say to those people?”
“Canadian oil is produced under strong environmental and climate policy frameworks, and this project will not only strengthen the vital Canada-U.S. energy relationship, but create thousands of good jobs for workers on both sides of the border,” said O’Regan in an email.
Alberta, home to the world’s third-largest crude reserves, has struggled for years with a lack of pipeline capacity to ship its crude to the U.S. Gulf Coast and other markets. TC Energy Corp.’s Keystone XL was one of the possible pipelines the industry was counting on to solve that.
The cancellation of Keystone XL would cost Alberta taxpayers just over C$1 billion ($785 million), Kenney said.
The Canadian province that invested $1.1 billion of taxpayers’ money in the controversial Keystone XL project is now considering the sale of pipe and materials to try to recoup some funds.
“If the project ends, there would be assets that could be sold, such as enormous quantities of pipe,” Alberta Premier Jason Kenney said in a press conference Monday. “That would offset construction costs.”
Keystone pipeline: Biden ‘to cancel it on his first day’
The pipeline is projected to carry oil nearly 1,200 miles (1,900km) from the Canadian province of Alberta down to Nebraska, to join an existing pipeline.
Environmentalists and Native American groups have fought the project for more than a decade.
Work had been halted but restarted in 2019 under President Donald Trump.
Mr Trump overturned a decision by his predecessor, Barack Obama, who vetoed a bill approving construction in 2015.
The privately financed pipeline is expected to cost about $8bn (£5.8bn; CAD $10bn).
Union: Obama threw workers ‘under the bus’ on KEYSTONE
The Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA): “But facts apparently mean as little to the president as the construction jobs he repeatedly derided as insignificant because they are ‘temporary,’ ” Terry O’Sullivan said. “Ironically, the very temporary nature of the president’s own job seems to be fueling a legacy of doing permanent harm to middle- and working class families.”
Flashback: Climate Depot Editorial on Keystone: The U.S. Must Choose Ethical Energy Over Conflict Energy
‘Limiting North American drilling, mining, pipelines & energy extraction can only mean more reliance on conflict energy from places like the Middle East, Venezuela and China, where human rights & environmental protection may be less than desirable.’
Extracting domestic energy from the U.S. and other parts of North America where human rights and environmental protection are markedly better than many other energy choices – is the ethical choice.
Not only is the U.S. importing carbon-based energy from countries with questionable human rights and environmental records — ie. conflict energy, but now we are also importing so-called renewable energy from these countries.