White House Lies On Blackouts Exposed
Rolling Outages Due To “Maxed Out” Grid, Not “Mechanical Failures” As Obama Communications Director Claimed
Paul Joseph Watson
Thursday, February 10, 2011
We have become used to seeing politicians distort the truth, but when such lies are brazenly plastered all over the front page of the White House website, it really highlights how much contempt the government has for the intelligence of the American people.
When Obama Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer attacked our article blaiming the White House’s anti-energy policies for contributing to the severity of the rolling blackouts that have occurred over the last few weeks, he claimed that the outages had nothing to do with maxed-out grids and were in fact solely the result of “mechanical failures.”
This formed the foundation of Pfeiffer’s charge that our research was “unquestionably false,” and was used to dismiss our argument that the Obama administration’s strict enforcement of draconian EPA regulations that has led to new clean-burning coal-fired plants being mothballed and other existing ones being shut down, has in turn led to Texas and other states becoming energy-dependent, leading to shortages and blackouts.
Whether or not the White House lied comes down to whether the severity of the blackouts was made worse by maxed-out power grids or “mechanical failures”.
“The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, the agency that oversees the state’s power, says the energy grid is nearly maxed out,” reports WFAA this morning.
“The agency has warned consumers that if they don’t conserve power this morning, rolling blackouts will likely happen once again.”
“As people wake up in the morning, they power on the lights, turn on their hairdryers and other electronic equipment as they get ready for the day. That’s exactly what puts pressure on the already maxed out grid, ERCOT says.”