Green Dream to End Fossil Fuels Also Means Going without Plastics

Have you ever seen the 1967 movie, “The Graduate,” where actor Dustin Hoffman, in the role of a young graduate, gets sage advice as to what field he should get into?  "Plastics," young man, is the future was the recommendation.  But where do plastics originate?  Plastics are characterized as polymers.  Polymers are long-chained monomers.  Some examples of monomers are ethylene and propylene.  When these monomers are polymerized they become polyethylene and polypropylene.  From where do these monomers originate?  They are products from oil and gas production. The current crop of Democratic Party presidential wannabees have drunk the Green New Deal (GND) Kool-Aid.  Stop fracking!  Stop oil and gas production on federal lands!  Ban offshore oil and gas production!  Most of these “rocket scientists” come from states that import their refined products for transportation...(Read Full Article)
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