Skip to comments.A Shale Of A Difference
Posted on 02/17/2011 5:26:09 PM PST by Kaslin
Energy: The brightest hope for America's energy independence has been shut down by an Interior Department that says it wants to review the rules for leases. It really wants to kill off oil altogether.
The game is this: Say that you want to find domestic oil and gas in a "smart" way, so you have to study things for a while.
Then let enviros tie you up in court to block what you really don't want to do anyway, increase America's supply of domestic energy, keeping jobs and money here.
On Tuesday, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced that the Obama administration is going to take a "fresh look" at oil shale leasing rules put forward in 2008 by President George W. Bush to develop oil-rich land in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming.
We've been here before. After the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, which was caused by a single drilling rig explosion, all deepwater rigs were shut down while the administration took a fresh look at safety rules and procedures. A de facto moratorium remains in the form of a snails-pace permitting process.
The Bush rules would have opened up about 2 million acres of federal land in what is known as the Green River Formation to the possible commercial-scale development of oil shale and tar sands.
The U.S. Geological Survey estimates the region, dubbed the "Persia of the West," may hold more than 1.5 trillion barrels of oil, six times the proven reserves of Saudi Arabia, and enough to meet U.S. oil needs for the next two centuries.
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They are Saudi stooges cause the Saudi bought the white hut.
Republicans from those states need to begin impeachment proceedings against Obama for sabotaging the economies of their states and depriving Americans of their natural resources.
Are they men or mice?
Another push to keep oil prices high, depressing the economy further.
I honestly think Obama is positioning an economic calamity to coincide with a Republican gov’t shutdown that will lead to Egypt-style protests in the streets before the 2012 election.
I think the protests that would occur might not be what he had hoped for.
While I hope you are correct, I am a realist.....liberals are far, far better at contriving a protest than we are.
That's because we all have jobs that we must go to, and they don't.
Yes, but the enviro-nuts are trying to put an end to hydraulic fracturing. They even made a phony documentary about it. If it means real progress and prosperity, you can be sure the Obama administration will put a stop to it.
Dont you need 67 senators to convict?
Good Luck with that.
Yeah, I heard about that documentary. Luckily, no one out here cares about that crap.
Create a crisis or make a crisis worse so it won’t go to waste.
Still pondering the correct lawful means to finish off these subhuman Marxist vermin from ever holding e'en the rank of dog-catcher again, once Palin and conservatives take power in 2012.
Along those lines:
Is that how he intends to stop Hillary, or how he plans to avoid the upcoming birth certificate requirements?
Ha, ha, I agree.