Guest “God blessed Texas” by David Middleton

Boycott Texas oil, and Texas will boycott you, says Gov. Abbott with new law
By RACHEL ADAMS-HEARD on 6/15/2021

(Bloomberg) –Texas is drawing battle lines in a fight against investors and companies turning their backs on fossil fuels.

Governor Greg Abbott signed a bill into law on Monday banning state investments in businesses that cut ties with the oil and gas industry. The underlying message, according to one of the most powerful energy regulators in the state, is simple: Boycott Texas, and we’ll boycott you.

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In another blow to Wall Street, Abbott also signed legislation on Monday that would ban state and local governments from work with companies whose policies restrict the firearms industry. The law could hurt Bank of America Corp. and Citigroup Inc.’s municipal underwriting businesses in Texas, a huge market for state and local debt deals. The banks announced policies that set restrictions on the firearms industry in 2018.

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North Face Jackets

In late May, Abbott also signed a bill restricting cities from banning natural gas hookups in new homes and businesses, after Austin considered phasing out the use of fossil fuels as part of its climate plan.

As corporations increasingly shun fossil fuels in an effort to combat climate change, the oil and gas industry has pointed to the robust demand for its products as evidence that boycotting its companies is hypocritical.

Last year, the chief executive officer of a Houston-based oilfield services firm wrote a four-page letter to the head of The North Face, after the popular outdoor-clothing brand declined to make an order of jackets with his company’s logo as an employee Christmas present.

“The irony in this statement is your jackets are made from oil and gas products the hardworking men and women of our industry produce,” Adam Anderson, CEO of Innovex Downhole Solutions, wrote in a letter first reported by a local TV news station in Odessa, Texas. “I think this stance by your company is counterproductive virtue signaling, and I would appreciate you re-considering this stance.” The North Face didn’t respond to a request for comment.

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World Oil

Oil, gas & guns…

Regarding North Face

This is sort of a follow up to Anthony’s @thenorthface Gets a ‘pie in the face’ for virtue signaling without understanding their own products.

Published June 3
Oil and gas industry trolls North Face with new billboard campaign
North Face facing backlash for rejecting a jacket order from a Texas oil and gas company

By Marisa Schultz FOXBusiness

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Chris Wright, the CEO of Denver-based Liberty Oilfield Services, is spearheading the campaign by putting up billboards around North Face’s Denver offices and launching a website and social media campaign, dubbed “Thank you, North Face.”

The idea for the campaign started after North Face denied an order of jackets to a Texas oil and gas company reportedly because the popular fleece maker did not want its outdoor brand affiliated with the fossil fuel business. 

Now Wright is trolling the company in Denver by calling out how many North Face jackets, backpacks and clothing products are made from oil and gas.

There’s “no chance that North Face could exist as a company or an organization without oil and gas,” Wright told Fox Business Thursday. 

Fossil fuels are needed to make the petrochemicals that are used in the plastics, nylon, climbing ropes and more that North Face sells, Wright says. Oil and gas products fuel the factories that manufacture the goods. And fossil fuels are the backbone for shipping North Face products around the world. 

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FOX Business

Here’s the video:

Thank you, North Face.

Oil & Gas appreciates your business.
-Your friends in Oil & Gas

https://www.thankyounorthface.com/

Ski magazine published an incredibly stupid defense of North Face…

The Oil Industry Attacked The North Face, But Its Argument is All Wrong
Yes, we all use fossil fuels. But we don’t want to. Here’s what really matters.

JUNE 14, 2021
JOHN CLARY DAVIES

The zinger goes like this: If you use oil and gas and criticize the fossil fuel industry or advocate for a clean energy future, you’re a hypocrite.

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The oil and gas industry wants you to think that it’s your emissions that are the problem, not theirs. But since 1988, just 100 companies, including BP, have produced 71 percent of all global emissions. 

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Ten years ago, only 6 percent of The North Face’s synthetic materials were recycled. By fall 2021, that number will reach 72 percent. By 2025, 100 percent of the brand’s most-used apparel materials will be recycled, regenerative or renewable, and The North Face will eliminate all single-use plastic packaging.

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Ski magazine

There so much stupid in this article that I will limit my ridicule to just these excerpts:

Yes, we all use fossil fuels. But we don’t want to.

Then… Stop using them.

If you use oil and gas and criticize the fossil fuel industry or advocate for a clean energy future, you’re a hypocrite.

You are a hypocrite. That’s the definition of hypocrite.

The oil and gas industry wants you to think that it’s your emissions that are the problem, not theirs. But since 1988, just 100 companies, including BP, have produced 71 percent of all global emissions.

That’s because it is your emissions that are the problem. The “just 100 companies, including BP, have produced 71 percent” of the fossil fuels that you (as in all consumers) consumed. The direct and indirect (Scope 1 &2) GHG emissions from oil & gas production are minuscule in comparison to the emissions from consumption (Scope 3).

Ten years ago, only 6 percent of The North Face’s synthetic materials were recycled. By fall 2021, that number will reach 72 percent. By 2025, 100 percent of the brand’s most-used apparel materials will be recycled, regenerative or renewable…

North Face supposedly uses recycled water bottles… Where did they come from? Recycled North Face jackets?

The simple solution would be to just order the jackets from Eddie Bauer. That’s where our company jackets came from and it’s where Innovex Downhole Solutions purchased jackets after North Face did their face plant…

Why Innovex’s CEO Spoke Up about North Face’s Stance on Oil and Gas
A viral letter by the CEO of a Texas-based service company sparked a social media frenzy by oil and gas supporters bringing the importance of industry messaging to the forefront.

Len Vermillion
Hart Energy

Mon, 12/14/2020

Adam Anderson, CEO of Innovex Downhole Solutions Inc., only wanted to buy his employees a Christmas present. Little did he know he’d be thrust into a social media frenzy and become the unlikely center of attention in an ESG movement that is increasingly gripping global businesses, including the oil and gas industry.

It all started when his order for 400 jackets from popular outdoor apparel brand The North Face was rejected. Why? According to Anderson, he was told by his distributor that The North Face rejected the order because Anderson wanted to put the Innovex logo on the jackets, and the company rejected the idea of placing an oil and gas services company logo on its jackets.

It was a curious stance for The North Face to take considering Anderson had received lower quantity orders with his company logo on The North Face jackets in the past. In addition, as many Twitter and Facebook users pointed out, the jackets are made with Nylon, which is a petroleum-based product. 

While Anderson never received a direct response from The North Face or its corporate owner VF Corp., the distributor told Anderson it was told it could not put the Innovex logo on the jackets because it was “not consistent with its brand standards, which they told him was because we are an oil and gas company,” Anderson told Hart Energy in an interview. 

“Officially, they don’t put that in their terminology, but they told him it’s because if you look at their official disclaimer it references other companies they wouldn’t want to be co-branded with such as alcohol, tobacco, porn,” Anderson continued. 

Anderson was able to find another company to sell him the jackets through the distributor—Eddie Bauer.

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Hart Energy

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June 17, 2021