Touting approval of a plan to boost LNG exports from Texas, U.S. Energy Department officials have decided to re-brand natural gas as “freedom gas,” and its chemistry as “molecules of freedom.” #Orwellian #FreedomGas #MoleculesOfFreedom pic.twitter.com/Zzb7JkYDVW
— Martin Rayner (@Martin_Rayner) May 30, 2019
Oh, what fresh hell is this?
Courtesy of Forbes:
The United States Department of Energy (DOE) has apparently started referring to carbon dioxide as “molecules of freedom” and natural gas as “freedom gas” , according to its latest press release.
In a statement announcing an increase of natural gas exports, energy officials used the surprising new terms. The statement announces the expansion of a facility in Quintana, Texas, that produces liquefied natural gas (LNG) for worldwide export.
“Increasing export capacity from the Freeport LNG project is critical to spreading freedom gas throughout the world by giving America’s allies a diverse and affordable source of clean energy. Further, more exports of U.S. LNG to the world means more U.S. jobs and more domestic economic growth and cleaner air here at home and around the globe,” said U.S. Under Secretary of Energy Mark W. Menezes.
“I am pleased that the Department of Energy is doing what it can to promote an efficient regulatory system that allows for molecules of U.S. freedom to be exported to the world,” said Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy Steven Winberg, who signed the export order.
Remember how the Bush Administration tried to get everybody to call french fries “freedom fries” when they were pissed off at France for not supporting the Iraq War?
Yeah, well this is even dumber.
I think the Trump Administration is trying to drive us into an ignorance coma by pumping stupidity in our direction 24 hours a day.
I mean it seemed to work really well for Trump supporters.