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Shutting Down U.S. Oil and Gas Is an Environmental Disaster

A few years ago, energy analysts at The Daily Mail reported that: “the super-ships that keep the West in everything from Christmas gifts to computers pump out killer chemicals linked to thousands of deaths because of the filthy fuel they use.”

Now we have an updated report out from our two friends, Lee Rizzuto, a former U.S. Consul General in Bermuda, and Alfredo Ortiz of Job Creators Network, which finds that the Biden war on fossil fuels may be INCREASING global carbon emissions. Here’s why:

“In 2022, the U.S. imported 8.3 million barrels of petroleum per day, including one million barrels a day from the Persian Gulf. According to the Energy Information Administration, a tanker’s one-way trip from Saudi Arabia to the U.S. takes between 32 and 51 days, meaning an average trip will burn around 2.5 million gallons of what is arguably the dirtiest fuel around.

Why do environmental activists who oppose energy development ignore the ecological impact of tankers, container ships, and cruise vessels? Only 15 of the biggest ships produce more sulfur pollution than all the world’s cars combined.

One large container ship emits the same amount of sulfur oxide as 50 million cars. New research concludes that 214 cruise ships emitted four times more sulfur than one billion cars in 2022.”

Does that sound like a wise environmental policy?

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