It’s no secret that Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham loves Hollywood, so let’s take a look at her next summer blockbuster.
A new feature is coming to a neighborhood near you: “The Threat of Blackouts!”
A Fresh Failure production presented by Lujan Grisham and the New Mexico eco-left community!
Rest assured, this is definitely not a comedy.
It is bad enough that President Biden has given up on American energy independence; what makes the situation even worse is that Lujan Grisham is also working to give up our electrical independence.
For decades, New Mexico’s electricity has been generated at the state or regional level. New Mexico’s coal and natural gas resources have not only provided the fuel that keeps the lights on, but also thousands of jobs for our neighbors and added billions to our economy. It’s a win-win for our state, but it’s not acceptable to the eco-leftists currently in charge in Santa Fe.
Through the passage of her “mini” Green New Deal, the governor and the radical environmentalists who fund her campaigns are forcing New Mexico to abandon reliable and affordable sources of energy. Instead, they want us to use “renewable” solar and wind power as our only energy sources – reliability and affordability to hell with. Let’s be clear, the sun and the wind are certainly renewable sources, but the devices we use to capture them and transform them into electricity are not. Not only do solar panels and wind turbines require fossil fuels for construction, transportation and maintenance, but they are also mostly made in China.
If Lujan Grisham and the environmental community in New Mexico believe that China has a better environmental and human rights record than the United States, there is a property on the beach next door in Arizona that might also be of interest to them.
The state’s largest electric utility is already warning of power outages this summer as a reliable coal-fired power plant in New Mexico shuts down and needed to be replaced by sun, wind and unicorns. However, the magic formula promised by Lujan Grisham and the environmentalists could lose its power and now they are all scrambling to escape blame.
Their main strategy will be to say this is the pandemic supply chain problem and conveniently forget that there were no bare shelves in 2020, but let’s put that aside for now. By forcing New Mexico to abandon home-sourced energy, the Governor and his eco-army have subjected our energy to supply chain and geopolitical issues. They have cried crocodile tears depending on OPEC for oil, but they rejoice in depending on China for solar panels. I guess saying they fight for the Earth means never having to answer for hypocrisy or failure.
Never forget: the impending power shortage in New Mexico is a man-made disaster that was absolutely preventable. This summer’s blockbuster might just be an inconvenient truth the Governor would like you to ignore.
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