Liberal fanaticism of California has been a major piece of American culture during the first few weeks of 2018, thanks to the “resistance” and their incessant need to demean our Commander in Chief.
While there are certainly a great number of conservative Californians living, working, and raising their families within the Bear Republic, the state as a whole is governed by incredibly ridiculous radical leftists who continue to push the entirety of their enormous landmass into democratic depravity.
We knew this was coming, however.
Outside of the left’s stranglehold on all things west coast, the election of Donald Trump became a flashpoint for the progressive posses of California. The state immediately erupted into cries of “secession” the moment Trump was confirmed as the winner of the 2016 election, further reiterating their “resistance” ties. Truly, the only goal of these vocal citizens has been to demean and delegitimize the President of the United States, a treacherous and near treasonous goal that will only cause great harm to befall our nation.
Now, as President Trump continues to put America first, liberal Californians are putting themselves first once again, readying legislation that would embargo American oil drilled under newly minted legislation.
“California will block the transportation through its state of petroleum from new offshore oil rigs, officials told Reuters on Wednesday, a move meant to hobble the Trump administration’s effort to vastly expand drilling in U.S. federal waters.
“California’s plan to deny pipeline permits for transporting oil from new leases off the Pacific Coast is the most forceful step yet by coastal states trying to halt the biggest proposed expansion in decades of federal oil and gas leasing.
“California has clashed repeatedly with President Donald Trump’s administration over a range of other issues since last year, from climate change to automobile efficiency standards to immigration.
“The Interior Department last month announced its proposal to open nearly all U.S. offshore waters to oil and gas drilling, sparking protests from coastal states, environmentalists and the tourism industry.”
While California isn’t the only state looking to curb Trump’s beneficial drilling plan, they are the first to propose legislation to stymy the idea.
Much of the concern over offshore drilling comes from the campaigns of environmental activists being boosted in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon disaster of 2010 that wreaked havoc in the Gulf of Mexico. This once-in-a-lifetime incident decimated the Gulf’s fish and wildlife industry for several years, and provided ample optics for the left to exploit.
In the wake of the incident, however, a litany of regulations were enacted to help prevent further spills and shore up the industry’s safety standards as a whole.