Tag Archives: Jerry Brown

Porter Ranch Gas Leak: Blame Jerry Brown – Feb 2016

California’s Gas Leak Disaster Signals a State of Emergency for Us All

– The Fiscal Times

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“Regulators describe the Aliso Canyon facility as gleaming on the outside but junk beneath the surface. Incredibly, when the leaking well was last upgraded — all the way back in 1979 — officials removed a safety valve that would have prevented the disaster. Even more incredibly, that valve was not required under state or federal rules; only wells within 300 feet of a home must have them. SoCal Gas apparently lied to regulators about replacing the valve.

Briana Mordick of the Natural Resources Defense Council cites flawed state regulation of underground oil and gas wells as a major culprit here. The state Underground Injection Control program suffers from inadequate staffing and a lack of testing (pressure tests only occur every five years, for example). The program also allows corroding wells like the one leaking, which was built in 1953 as an oil well and converted to gas storage in 1973, to remain in use despite outdated construction. Like the missing safety valve, state regulations do not required older wells to be retired. “In fact, California’s UIC rules don’t include any standards for well construction,” Mordick writes.

Critics have implicated Jerry Brown in this leniency, citing his industry ties. He has resisted tougher regulations on fracking. He has explored for oil and gas on his own private land. Brown’s sister, Kathleen Brown, is a board member with Sempra Energy, the parent company of SoCal Gas.”

Read more here @ Fiscal Times

– So the gas leak reveals a disturbing pattern by the Gov Jerry Brown, the pseudo-environmentalist, who neglects the basics to protect Californians, yet traipses the globe to protect against global warming.  Lest we forget, the recent Santa Barbara oil spill was also the result of a lack of an auto-shutoff valve.

Gov Dementia has turned into Gov Disaster.

But then let’s remember his campaign slogan from his failed and quixotic 1980 presidential run:

His 1980 campaign slogan was “protect the earth, serve the people and explore the universe.”

Read how Jerry Brown came to be known as Gov Moonbeam here @ NYT.com

PIPELINE HAD NO AUTOMATIC SHUT-OFF VALVE IN CALIFORNIA SPILL

– CalFrack.org

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“The pipeline that leaked thousands of gallons of oil into the waters off California earlier this week did not have an automatic shut-off valve, a Santa Barbara county official said Sunday.

In fact, the pipeline was the only one of its kind in the area without an automatic shut-off valve, the Associated Press reported. Its original owner fought – and won – a late 1980s court battle to skirt the requirement.

Since the pipeline formed part of an interstate network, the former owners argued it should be subject to federal, not county regulations. Federal regulations do not require auto shut-off valves.

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“It’s the only major pipeline that doesn’t have auto shut-off,” Kevin Drude, deputy director of the county’s Energy and Minerals Division told the AP. “For us, it’s routine.”

Read more @ CalFrack.org

California Environment – Nov 2015

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– Frontline / PBS

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Very interesting documentary from Frontline on the Global Warming/Climate Change/Extreme weather debate.

Frontline – Climate of Doubt

“At the beginning of Chapter 21 of George Eliot’s novel, Daniel Deronda, the author tells us:

It is a common sentence that Knowledge is power; but who hath duly considered or set forth the power of Ignorance? Knowledge slowly builds up what Ignorance in an hour pulls down. Knowledge, through patient and frugal centuries, enlarges discovery and makes record of it; Ignorance, wanting its day’s dinner, lights a fire with the record, and gives a flavor to its one roast with the burnt souls of many generations.”

…and there are those who say that the humanities are no longer necessary for today’s students.”

NASA Study: Antartica is Not Shrinking – Nov 2015

– Breitbart- Nov 3, 2015:

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Antarctica is growing not shrinking, according to the latest study from NASA. Furthermore, instead of contributing to rising sea levels, the still-very-much-frozen southern continent is actually reducing them by 0.23 mm per year.

What accounts for the difference in this study from others?

“But the satellite measurements used in the latest NASA report tell a different story. Unlike previous studies – many largely based on guesswork because the continent is so vast and inhospitable, meaning that data is extremely limited – they use satellite altimeters to calculate changes in the surface height of the ice. What they show is that the amount of ice lost by glaciers collapsing into the sea has been exceeded by the gain in ice mass from accumulated snow.”

Read the story here:

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/11/02/nasa-shock-study-antarctica-growing-not-shrinking/

 

 

Obama To Turkey: Seal Off The Border To Syria, Turkey To Obama: Handle Mexico First

–  DailyCaller / Jonah Bennett

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“President Barack Obama wants Turkey to close its 60-mile-long border with Syria to end the influx of new Islamic State fighters pouring into Syria and Iraq.

If Turkey acquiesces to Obama’s demands, no entry points will remain between the two countries. The entire border is 550 miles long, The Wall Street Journal reports.

But a Turkish official quickly pointed out to The Wall Street Journal the irony in Washington’s call to close off the border, given the U.S. is completely unable to stop flows in and out of Mexico.

In response, a U.S. official said, “If we were at war with Mexico, we’d close that border.”

– No they wouldn’t. Any administration that can provide arms to known enemy terrorists could hardly be counted on to realistically defend a border.

Obama in Paris: ‘Mass Shootings Don’t Happen in Other Countries’

– PJ Media

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President Selfie: Clueless In Paris

“While giving a press conference in Paris, President Barack Obama told reporters that the mass shootings that plague the United States just never happen in other countries.

“With respect to Planned Parenthood, obviously, my heart goes out to the families of those impacted,” Obama said in response to a reporter’s question. “I mean, I say this every time we’ve got one of these mass shootings; this just doesn’t happen in other countries.”

– Don’t happen in other countries? Like France? Like Norway? Truly an embarrassment on a global scale.

More here: Obama Cluelesss In Paris

 

 

 

 

….Meanwhile Gov Moonbeam is in Paris solving the Universe while dodging Oil Investment Questions in California

– Dan Walters / Laer Pierce Washington Times

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– From several sources all about ‘environmental’ green Jerry Brown has been involved in all sorts of deals which benefited himself, his family and campaign donors.

Jerry Brown, alone among the Brown children, didn’t get a share of the business, but that changed after Alaskan oil came on the scene and threatened the monopoly Indonesian oil had in California’s power plants.

Chevron had just finished building a refinery in El Segundo that was designed to process Alaskan crude to compete against Indonesian oil for the California power-plant market. Before the facility could refine a barrel of North Slope crude, however, Jerry Brown’s Air Resources Board – headed up by his former campaign manager, Tom Quinn – passed a new air-quality standard for sulfur just barely too high for Chevron to meet with Alaskan oil. That cemented the Indonesian monopoly, and the Brown family, as the only oil provider to the California power industry.

Not surprisingly, when Jerry Brown left the governorship, Pat Brown finally gave him his own cut of the family oil business.

“To this day, Jerry’s very sensitive about it,” Mr. Walters told me. “He just hates the idea that people will bring it up because what it is, is the Brown family is in partnership with these corrupt, murderous dictators. It’s not something that a Jerry Brown wants to be associated with.”

The junta generals of Pat Brown’s day have given way to the more transparent, democratic government that rules in Indonesia today. The question here in California is: Will Jerry Brown also become more transparent and share with voters the details of this foreign influence on his personal finances?”

From the article by:  Laer Pierce @ the Washington Times

 

 

 

Porter Ranch gas leak increasing California’s greenhouse gas output by 25 percent

– KPCC

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“Natural gas has been spewing from a ruptured well near Porter Ranch for a month, and the state Air Resources Board estimates the leak is so large that it’s increasing California’s atmospheric load of methane — the primary component of natural gas — by 25 percent.”

by Sharon McNary @  KPCC

– The leak is still spewing at this point, while our state and UC leaders are busy preparing to head off to Paris to discuss how to cut back on greenhouse gases.

Our tax dollars at work: UC brings California’s climate change message to Paris

On topic from Scientific American ClimateWire, this article on the Artic Permafrost on Nov 19, 2015:

““[The boreal] is such a large biome on the planet and, as a consequence, changes in that system have direct impacts on the global climate,” she said one evening, sitting on a dock jutting out into Goose Lake. Flies flitted around, and a loon laughed in the background.

“I’m not doing a very good job explaining this,” she said suddenly, with a sigh.

The boreal covers 5.3 million square miles in Europe, Asia and North America, and is an ancient carbon sink. About 20,000 years ago, ice sheets that had covered all of Canada rolled back into the Arctic. Coniferous forests rapidly expanded northward, their roots firmly planted on permafrost.

As the planet entered the summer-like Holocene Epoch 11,500 years ago, some of the southern reaches of the permafrost thawed and forests there turned to bogs and fens, which are known in Canada as muskeg. In that sense, the boreal has always been a shifting landscape.”

by Gayathri Vaidyanathan and ClimateWire

– My takeaway is that this happened before and the Earth dealt with it. Read it and decide for yourself.

Not sure I’d agree with the tone of the headline.

Right here: Permafrost Meltdown Raises Risk of Runaway Global Warming

World Politics – The Syrian Refugee Crisis – Nov 2015

Obama Admin blows off Gov Moonbeam

– BloombergView

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– Proving the theory that even a broken clock is right at least once a day…..Gov Jerry Brown asks the right question regarding Obama Refugee relocation program:

“In a call with senior Obama administration officials Tuesday evening, several governors demanded they be given access to information about Syrian refugees about to be resettled by the federal government in their states. Top White House officials refused.

On the call several Republican governors and two Democrats — New Hampshire’s Maggie Hassan and California’s Jerry Brown — repeatedly pressed administration officials to share more information about Syrian refugees entering the United States. The governors wanted notifications whenever refugees were resettled in their states, as well as access to classified information collected when the refugees were vetted.

Brown said he favored continuing to admit Syrian refugees but wanted the federal government to hand over information that would allow states to keep track of them, the GOP state official said.

McDonough responded to Brown that there was currently no process in place to give states such information and the administration saw no reason to change the status quo. The non-governmental organizations that help resettle the refugees would have such information.”

– by Josh Rogin @ Bloomberg

– Great article. So the Federal Govt has information, including ‘classified’ information on these ‘refugees’ but refuses to share that information with the states because no current process exists? Why not simply create a new process to share that info?

Recall one of the lessons from 9/11 was the silos of govt refusing to share critical information.

Wonder how Big Govt Jerry Brown feels about his Sanctuary Cities policy in California, refusing to cooperate with the Big Govt Federal authorities on immigration now that they are refusing to cooperate with him?

Why wouldn’t the Obama Admin want to share such vital information? Equally important, why wasn’t this news covered by the MSM?

More here: BloombergView

Obama administration has to change its refugee process, says Jerry Brown

– HotAir

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“What exactly is so unreasonable about Brown’s requests anyway? If problems arise with refugees, it won’t be the FBI that deals with the acute issues, but state and local law enforcement. Should they not have access to the information garnered in the vetting process, especially since the White House insists it will be comprehensive enough to allay all fears of potential trouble?”

See the entire article here: Hotair

– The article notes how ABC News dropped the ball not covering Moonbeam’s questions.

 

Six Men from Pakistan, Afghanistan Busted Illegally Entering Arizona from Mexico

– Breitbart

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“A highly trusted federal agent working under the umbrella of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has confirmed to Breitbart Texas that a group composed of 5 Pakistani men and 1 man from Afghanistan was captured by U.S. Border Patrol agents after having illegally crossed the porous U.S.-Mexico border in the Tucson Sector of Arizona.

Border Patrol agents were unable to do extensive interviews with the six Middle Eastern men because the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) took over the matter. The aliens were immediately transferred to Tucson where the FBI took custody.”

More here: Breitbart

 

Feds approve US Citizenship for 15 Foreign Terrorists Then Hide Info from Congress

– Drudge / Daily Caller Nov 18 2015

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– It can’t be this easy to become a US Citizen.

“Dozens of the U.S. citizens arrested in recent years on terror-related charges are immigrants admitted to the United States legally who later obtained citizenship.

More than 70 U.S. residents have been publicly arrested and charged with conspiring to help, attempting to help, or actually helping terror networks such as Islamic State in recent years. At least 15 of them received U.S. citizenship after being admitted to the country legally, including one of the Boston bombers. ”

– By Rachel Stolzfoos @ DailyCaller

Read the whole story here

 

EXCLUSIVE — REPORT: 8 SYRIANS CAUGHT AT TEXAS BORDER IN LAREDO

– Breitbart

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The whole story @ Breitbart.com

 

HONDURAS CATCHES 5 SYRIANS WITH STOLEN GREEK PASSPORTS HEADED TO U.S.A.

– Breibart

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More here:  http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/11/18/honduras-catches-5-syrians-with-stolen-greek-passports-headed-to-u-s-a

– When Honduras is better at vetting fake Syrian ‘refugees’ than the United States, something is very wrong.

Please note neither President Obama or Governor Brown have yet to provide details on how they can possibly ‘vet’ or do a thorough background check on people who have no documents. Even if they have ‘documents’ it may be next to impossible to assure that many ‘refugees’ will not get through to the US with forged or stolen documents.

Based on this article and others, it is clear since 9/11 that people we let into the country so easily can do devastating and lasting damage to our culture and society. Why wouldn’t we take every precaution?

Maybe Gov Brown will hold a press conference tomorrow to assure how he will personally ensure no terrorists are among the ‘refugees’ he so desperately wants to bring into California?

It might be better if we reminded Gov Moonbeam, that one of our cultural values is: women and children first.

That will be enough for a state like California, but we should tell the president and the gov, women and children first. Let’s see how that goes over with the ‘refugees.’