Skip to comments.Energy Potential vs. Energy Limitations (Another promise broken by Dear Leader)
Posted on 11/13/2012 2:51:34 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Think about how a new IEA projection that our vast shale resources will let the U.S. overtake Saudi Arabia and Russia as the worlds largest oil producer by 2020 fits with last weeks decision by the administration to remove more than 1.5 million western acres from oil shale development.
Short answer: Not very well.
Although were talking about two different shale resources one that yields oil and/or natural gas when fractured and one containing solid material that converts to liquid oil when heated this is about two approaches to Americas energy future and whats possible if we dont stop ourselves from developing American energy resources.
IEAs report details home-grown energy potential shale oil that could be the basis for greater energy security, jobs and economic growth. All would result from a real commitment to an all-of-the-above energy approach. IEA:
"Energy developments in the United States are profound and their effect will be felt well beyond North America - and the energy sector. The recent rebound in U.S. oil and gas production, driven by upstream technologies that are unlocking light tight oil and shale gas resources, is spurring economic activity - with less expensive gas and electricity prices giving industry a competitive edge and steadily changing the role of North America in global energy trade.
On the other hand, the administrations oil shale announcement is about self-imposed limits and diminished potential. Oil shale deposits on federal lands in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming may hold more than 1.5 trillion barrels of oil six times Saudi Arabias proven reserves. Yet the administration has decided to rope off more than two-thirds of the oil shale lands in areas previously opened for leasing in 2008. This is a not-all-of-the above energy approach that undercuts the presidents campaign commitment...
(Excerpt) Read more at theenergycollective.com ...
Call your congressman and senators.
He is 'Der Liar'.
I also like Teh Won, Bathhouse Barry or Ill Douche.
Leader just doesn't cut it. He couldn't lead himself out of a paper bag.
Obama intends to stop all fracking in the states.
Obamas Post-Reelection EPA Plans
Posted: November 4, 2012
If you think the Obama administrations Enterprise Prevention Agenda has been wildly aggressive during the past four years, believe me, we really aint seen nothin yet. A new report released by the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Minority Committee enumerates a slew of planned EPA regulations that have been delayed or punted on until after the election that will destroy millions of American jobs and cause energy prices to skyrocket even more.
Titled A Look Ahead to EPA Regulations for 2013: Numerous Obama EPA Rules Placed on Hold Until After the Election Spell Doom For Jobs and Economic Growth, it lists and describes new rules concocted over the past year ranging from additional restrictions on greenhouse gas emissions, tougher water guidelines and tightening of the ozone standard. Taken together, they will further drive up pump prices, impose construction bans on local communities, and cripple oil, natural gas and coal production.
As the Washington Post notes, the report puts a spotlight back on the Obama EPA which has earned a reputation for Abuse, serving as a stark reminder that President Obama has presided over a green team administration that works every day to crucify oil and gas companies and make sure that if you want to build a coal plant you got a big problem.
I’m partial to Barking Barry. Every time he talks it sounds like a yappy ankle-biter came into the room.