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Alaska gov: Interiorís climate-change polar bear decision hinders oil drilling
The Hill ^ | 11/25/10 | Ben Geman

Posted on 11/26/2010 9:09:17 AM PST by kingattax

Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell (R) is slamming the Interior Department’s designation of large Arctic regions as “critical habitat” for polar bears threatened by climate change, alleging the decision will slow oil-and-gas drilling.

The designation requires federal agencies to consult with Interior’s U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service before allowing or funding actions that could harm the bear’s northern Alaskan habitat.

“Such consultations are increasingly being misused to challenge responsible resource development,” Parnell said in a prepared statement Wednesday. “This additional layer of regulatory burden will not only slow job creation and economic growth here and for our nation, but will also slow oil and gas exploration efforts.”

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: ak; drilling; epa; globalwarming; oil
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one of these days it would be really nice to see a state tell these feds to pizz off.
1 posted on 11/26/2010 9:09:19 AM PST by kingattax
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To: kingattax
Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell (R) is slamming the Interior Department’s designation of large Arctic regions as “critical habitat” for polar bears threatened by climate change, alleging the decision will slow oil-and-gas drilling.

Gee, Wally, you'da thunk they knew that beforehand wouldn'tya?

2 posted on 11/26/2010 9:11:19 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

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3 posted on 11/26/2010 9:11:26 AM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: kingattax

Let’s see...who’s money is really behind this? Ahh...once again Saudi Arabia. They enjoy having us as energy serrfs. Their muslim boy is in the white hut.

Folks it ALWAYS comes down to money. Abortion? Big money in baby killing. “Environmental” - it is really money.


4 posted on 11/26/2010 9:15:16 AM PST by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: steelyourfaith; thackney

Ping.


5 posted on 11/26/2010 9:17:02 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Army Air Corps; Clive; scripter; Darnright; WL-law; bamahead; carolinablonde; SolitaryMan; ...
Thanx Army Air Corps !

 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

6 posted on 11/26/2010 9:22:28 AM PST by steelyourfaith (ObamaCare Death Panels: a Final Solution to the looming Social Security crisis ?)
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To: kingattax

Agreed! States need to stand up and say “Screw you Obama, we’re drilling. It’s our oil and our land, not the Federal Governments.”


7 posted on 11/26/2010 9:25:21 AM PST by RC2
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To: kingattax

Can we see their studies showing the polar bear needs these set asides? Where is the research? Oh yeah, it was to stop oil drilling and exploration to starve American industry.

Pray for America


8 posted on 11/26/2010 9:25:45 AM PST by bray (63 more reasons the Tea Party Rox)
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To: kingattax

Wasn’t that the point?


9 posted on 11/26/2010 9:27:12 AM PST by Hugin ("A man'll usually tell you his bad intentions if you listen and let yourself hear it"--- Open Range)
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Attn Alaskans:
Shoot them all and solve the problem.

Just use Sabot rounds so that they cant trace the bullets back to your rifle.


10 posted on 11/26/2010 9:30:46 AM PST by troy McClure
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To: kingattax
The House should pass legislation that requires the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service managers and staff from GS 9 and above visit the polar bear habitat for at least 2 days each year and ascertain the health of at least one bear on each trip.

Sure, it'll be a great trip to Alaska, but to avoid hurting the bears the legislation will have prohibited the use of remote viewing devices or sedatives.

This will be an upfront, close to top level validation process.

11 posted on 11/26/2010 9:36:17 AM PST by muawiyah (GIT OUT THE WAY ~ REPUBLICANS COMIN' THROUGH)
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To: kingattax
Theres probably to many Polar Bears.. they are over populated.. so some will starve.. Better open the season on them.. they would make some killer rugs...

Be better for all the remaining Polar Bears.. and Seals too..

12 posted on 11/26/2010 9:36:59 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: kingattax
A nation that cannot produce from abundant natural resources.
That ships it's manufacturing base to foreign countries.
That imports most of its food.
That depends on nations who harbor malice for its energy.
That borrows its currency into existance creating perpetual debt.
That views its citizens as the enemy.
That elects unqualified individuals who scorn the nations traditions to the highest office.
That refuses to secure its boarders from an invading hoard who are intent on pilliging the Treasury.
(feel free to add to this. It can grow to be a lengthy list)

IS DESTINED TO FAIL

13 posted on 11/26/2010 9:37:35 AM PST by Captain7seas (FIRE JANE LUBCHENCO FROM NOAA)
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To: kingattax

I say again, there needs to be a threat on the table to simply shoot and kill ALL polar bears in Alaska. THAT would eliminate the problem.


14 posted on 11/26/2010 9:37:53 AM PST by wendy1946
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To: kingattax
Oil is what makes capitalism work and provides free people with the freedom to come and go as they please.

The communists hate capitalsm and need to control the freedoms of the "stinky" (Harry Reid) unwashed masses.

The communists have taken control of the governments around the world, including the United States.

15 posted on 11/26/2010 9:38:08 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Don't touch my junk!!!)
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To: troy McClure

Heavy loads for a 45/70 aren’t going to be found in the bear or whatever else they go through.


16 posted on 11/26/2010 9:39:26 AM PST by wendy1946
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To: kingattax

I yearn for the day that a state tells the Federal Govt to remove its buildings and people from the environs of the state EXCEPT for the ones specifically necessary to provide what they are legally responsible for in the 10th amendment. What would it be? Defense, special teams and the the QB’s? This crap of them owning and controlling unused land has to end. You and I both know that it is going to be used, if it hasn’t already, as collateral for the Federal debt.


17 posted on 11/26/2010 9:40:01 AM PST by runninglips (Don't support the Republican party, work to "fundamentally change" it...conservative would be nice)
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To: runninglips

Poorly worded, everything they are legally responsible for outside of what is set aside for states, in the tenth amendment.....Turkey hangover.


18 posted on 11/26/2010 9:42:17 AM PST by runninglips (Don't support the Republican party, work to "fundamentally change" it...conservative would be nice)
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To: kingattax

Sarah Palin wrote an op-ed arguing against this when she was governor:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/05/opinion/05palin.html?_r=2


19 posted on 11/26/2010 9:46:07 AM PST by aphid (Only dead fish go with the flow)
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To: kingattax

Never have so many elected officials worked so hard to tear this nation apart.. from energy to religion, from science to freedoms in general..

and they want to do even more..


20 posted on 11/26/2010 9:54:41 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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