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Fracking and oil pipeline. Photo by: Fred Viljoen / unsplash.com
Fracking and oil pipeline. Photo by: Fred Viljoen / unsplash.com

Renewable Energy Will Overcome the Political Push for Oil and Gas

President Trump just signed paperwork to reopen negotiations for the Dakota Access Pipeline. After former President Obama signed against the pipeline to run under the Missouri River in 2016, Trump just reversed that decision.

The Los Angeles Times reports:

“I am very insistent that if we’re going to build pipelines in the United States, the pipe should be made in the United States.” – President Trump

The recent decision to reopen negotiations for pipeline construction does not mean that production will take place.

The big picture problem with supporting oil and gas is the increasing amount of carbon that those forms of energy produce. Additional carbon in the atmosphere causes global warming.

As other developed countries convert early to renewable energy, and decrease their countries carbon footprint, our country just made a decision against supporting those sustainable forms of energy production.

By 2030 renewable energy will be cheaper than other forms of energy. It would be smarter to put our full effort in developing solar and wind energy projects now, so our country does not fall too far behind within international renewable energy industry.

Watch over a recap of the Dakota Access Pipeline story with Bloomberg below on YouTube.

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