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May 24, 2023Liked by Emmet Penney

One question on Nuclear. It would seem that someone pushing for nuclear energy is always confronted with the "danger" of the plant and the waste. If nuclear was so dangerous, why hasn't anyone told the Navy in 50 years of nuclear subs and carriers and the occasional cruiser.

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That's another great point. Love that line!

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May 24, 2023Liked by Emmet Penney

Just finished two road trips around West Texas and the Panhandle. I have a cousin in Alpine, who lived in Terelingua for a long time. One observation on my trip was that Texas is not about just oil and gas, or wind and solar or coal or nuclear. Texas is about energy. Three towns separated by hundreds of miles but all in one business, energy. Went through Borger in the Panhandle. Couldn't believe the number of wind turbines, all over, then a few pumpjacks but above the town, the biggest gas transfer plant I've ever seen. Of course, on the way to Alpine from Wichita Falls, where I live, I stopped by Midland and Odessa to get supplies for my Alpine stay. HEB and Sam's don't exist south of there. Again, everywhere I looked, energy production was the theme. No, not a pretty place but a working place and a necessary place. My last leg of the trip was from Alpine to Abaline then to Wichita Falls. Didn't know that Rankin was nothing but a big solar array, wow. I drove through Big Lake on the way to see what happened to that one light town. It has grown but the motel that my retired driller Uncle ran was still there. The other end of town had great steak house run for the oil rigs crews. I had breakfast with them at 5 AM. Steak, eggs, and lots of other stuff washed down with an ice cold Coors smuggled from Colorado. Loved those oil men and they liked me once they knew I was headed to Ft Bliss to get ready for a trip to the far east.

There is so much BS about the oil and gas business that you have a large job helping to break through and telling the truth. A few sensational movies, massive press crap and the hatred of the left has smeared the energy business and is creating a suicide pact in certain circles to get rid of our way of life, represented by the oil and gas business and the nuclear and coal industries. Keep up the great work.

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Thanks Steven!

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