A Letter to the President

  • 1.  A Letter to the President

    Posted 9 days ago
    Edited by Lyndsey Callahan 9 days ago
    Recently I saw an article stating that a letter was sent to POTUS that had been signed by over 200 celebrities, athletes and activists imploring him to shut down the Dakota Access Pipeline. Of course, this type of action
    would have absolutely no effect on their lives or lifestyle. They are above it all. But because of their celebrity, they have clout. Biden's people (not Biden himself) knows that that these people have huge followings on social 
    media (read: voters). So there's a good chance that he will bend to their ridiculously woke agenda. This is not just an attack on a pipeline, this is just a continuation of a massive attack on the oil and gas industry itself (and so 
    many ancillary businesses supported by the O & G industry). So I am reaching out to the leadership of AAPL to reach out further to all professional groups within the Oil and Gas business to create a nationwide petition from  
    operators to roughnecks to welders to pipefitters to engineers to geologists to landmen to division order analysts to lawyers to you name it. This is not just a fight for those of us in the industry, it is a fight for ordinary citizens 
    who will be most hurt as fuel oil and  pump prices rise, taking a bigger bite out of their budgets. It is also a national security issue as we will be forced to once again buy from countries not friendly to us at prices that they can 
    dictate. Putin and a few sheiks must be smiling right now. 
    Tom Costell
    Independent Landman

  • 2.  RE: A Letter to the President

    Posted 7 days ago
    Well said Thomas, I agree 100%.

    Michelle Smith
    VP Land
    The Quiat Companies
    Denver, CO
    720 723 2770

  • 3.  RE: A Letter to the President

    Posted 7 days ago

    Well said, Thomas. I concur completely.


    Randall Taylor, RPL


    Taylor Land Service, Inc.

    18 Halcyon Lane

    Aliso Viejo, CA  92656-6211

    O – 949-215-0601

    M- 949-235-7307

    F- 949-272-5410




  • 4.  RE: A Letter to the President

    Posted 7 days ago
    Someone needs to explain very slowly to the celebrities that the oil and/or gas is probably still going to go from about the same  point A to about the same Point B, so the question is which is more dangerous and noisy, via pipeline or via choo choo train?

    M. McDonnold
    McDonnold Family Partnership, LP
    General Partner
    (432) 682-6396

  • 5.  RE: A Letter to the President

    Posted 6 days ago
    I agree!  A lot of folks have ownership in BNSF & UP railroads, including the Warren Buffett group.  They profit from the above-ground pipelines(trains).   When I had to transition into right of way work after one of the last big industry downturns, I purchased rights of way for both railroads adding 2nd, 3rd and 4th main lines, at that time mostly to carry coal but now used mainly for oil transport.
    Chuck Robinson, retired CPL, SR/WA

  • 6.  RE: A Letter to the President

    Posted 7 days ago
    I fully support Tom's proposal. Leadership please make this "Petition"
    a reality.

    David Y. Rogers
    Midland, Texas

  • 7.  RE: A Letter to the President

    Posted 7 days ago
    I love the idea. I'll be the first to sign the petition!

    Allyson Johnstone Howard, CPL
    Project Manager
    SunCoast Land Services, Inc.
    Houston, Texas
    Office (713) 375-3304
    Mobile (512) 619-1358

  • 8.  RE: A Letter to the President

    Posted 7 days ago
    I do believe as many people in the Oil and Gas Industry should sign the petition.

    Jay Petrus

    Sent from my iPhone

  • 9.  RE: A Letter to the President

    Posted 7 days ago
    I just hope those in AAPL leadership read and heed this.  They have the contacts and the clout to make something like this really happen. This is not rhetorical or wishful thinking.  I'm sure the hotel associations, the restaurant associations and several ancillary groups from energy producing states would gladly get on board. As mentioned in my original post, it is not just pipelines that they are after, it is the entire energy sector (oh...except wind and solar). Uh, how's that workin' out recently??  My heartfelt sympathy to everyone in Texas who had to endure another debacle on top of the year long China Virus!

  • 10.  RE: A Letter to the President

    Posted 6 days ago

    Today I wrote an email to The White House-President Biden. I shared my story why Oil and Natural Gas is important to my family and our country and urged him to reconsider his decision on cancelling the Keystone pipeline and to allow Federal permitting to resume. Let's turn the apathy in our country around by being engaged and making OUR VOICE'S heard! Let's flood the white house with emails! #speakup# #bemothertheresa# #makeadifference#

    Here is the link:

    Automatic response:
    February 25, 2021

    Thank you for contacting the Biden-Harris Administration.

    President Biden and Vice President Harris value every opportunity to engage with the American people, and the Administration is grateful for your outreach. Our country faces many challenges, and messages like yours help us better understand ow the Biden-Harris Administration can serve American families.

    We take careful note of the suggestions, thoughts, questions, and stories we receive, and we're working hard to ensure you receive an appropriate response.


    The Office of Presidential Correspondence


    Michelle Smith


    VP Land

    The Quiat Companies

    1873 So. Bellaire St., #900

    Denver, CO 80222


    720-723-2770 Office

    720-318-2763 Cell




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  • 11.  RE: A Letter to the President

    Posted 6 days ago

    I agree, we should ALL send individual emails to the White House. Why NOT!!! It's our jobs at stake and our countries future too.


    Here is the link to find out the details:


    My email is going today. Tell your story, why fossil fuels is important to you and your family. They can argue facts but they cannot argue with your real life experience.


    A big problem that has developed over the last several years in our country is the plague of apathy. We must speak up. Our voice needs to be heard. It may not change things but at least you know you did your part. And maybe, just maybe, if enough of us speak up they will take notice and listen.





  • 12.  RE: A Letter to the President

    Posted 5 days ago

    I completely agree.  When the Biden administration issued its misguided Orders, they effectively declared war on fossil fuels and the folks who work in the industries that produce/support them.  The Orders, along with the killing of the Keystone Pipeline, were purportedly done to address climate change, however that claim rings false when the carbon footprint of transporting oil via pipeline is ZERO, versus the alternatives of trucks and trains which have much larger carbon footprints. It is clear that this was nothing but a stunt to appease their ignorant left-wing base. The absolute truth is that these actions will neither reduce carbon emissions nor the amount of oil produced around the globe as OPEC will quickly fill the gap. The actions will, however, eliminate thousands of jobs that cannot be replaced by "well-paying union jobs" as President Biden is so fond of saying.  

    I think a nationwide petition and emails to the White House are great ideas, and I also think that everyone should contact their members of congress to express concern for what the Biden administration is doing. You can find contact information for your respective senators and representative at these links:  Senators  Representatives.


    Matthew Gray CPL
    Vice President, Land
    Peak Energy Resources, LLC
    Durango CO
    (970) 769-0683

  • 13.  RE: A Letter to the President

    Posted 2 days ago

    Tom and Matthew,

    There is great wisdom in what each of you have written and I applause you for your efforts.  Let us also pray that the eyes of the current administration become enlightened to democracy and free enterprise!


    Maner B. Shaw

    Shaw Interests, Inc.

    310 W. Wall St, Suite 305

    Midland, TX 79701

    Phone: (432) 685-1404

    Fax: (432) 685-1343