Originally Posted by dbarabians
For your information Faceman, I do NOT go camping and would never live in a tree for a month.
My people spent 40 years in the wilderness and I for one am not going back. LOL
I do know that most conservatives are logical about the enviroment.
However the Republican Party especially here in Texas has sold its soul to Oil companies and Big Business that finance a lot of candidates.
These companies pay big bucks to operate with little oversight or impunity. Shalom
Have you worked for an oil company? I have...oil and gas exploration was my first career. As with most of the general population, you are clueless to the hoops oil companies have to jump through. I don't mean that to be critical - just fact...no different than me being clueless to the psychiatry profession. While working for Exxon Production Research Company, which is based out of Midland, I had to rebuild sand dunes on the King Ranch near Kingsville to repair slight dune damage due to running big vibrators across them, had to build tanks (Texans know what tanks are), and roads on West Texas ranches we explored on, constantly washed underneath our trucks to prevent the spread off toxic weeds,k reseeded pipelines and areas that might have been damaged - it goes on and on and on, and we did those things as a part of the cost of doing business - not because the government forced us to.
Don't get me wrong - I am not saying oil companies don't screw up environmentally - a drive through the Permian Basin in Midland/Odessa will show that in spades. But that was many years ago. What I am saying is the oil companies do more for the environment than most people know - just because you only hear the rantings of the radical left wing bunny lickers, and politicians with agendas that cater to the bunny lickers doesn't mean there is not more to the story.
I'm pretty objective toward the oil companies and am at the front of the line criticizing them when it is deserved. If you go back 4 or 5 years and research the other horse forum you are on you will find me very outspoken against the oil companies when they were blatantly price gouging. But the flipside is they also take a bum wrap from those that are clueless as to the billions of dollars they have spent on the environment. To say they operate with little oversight and impunity is really ignorant, and you know I mean that in a friendly way, but it is ignorant nonetheless. They are extremely highly regulated, and hardly operate with impunity...