Skip to comments.Badly-Needed Alaskan Oil Is Kept From Market By Obama Decision
Posted on 11/30/2011 6:06:55 PM PST by raptor22
Energy Policy: The same administration that says we can and should get oil from the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska is blocking a bridge needed to get it to market on environmental grounds.
In his May 14 weekly radio address, President Obama called for annual lease sales in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPRA), not necessarily out of any conviction that increased domestic energy supply is good for prices and national security, but basically to perpetuate the myth that the oil companies refuse to drill in leased or leasable areas.
While he restricts oil production in the Gulf of Mexico and in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas off the north coast of Alaska, and imposes outright moratoriums on federal lands and off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts, Obama wants the appearance, if not the reality, of supporting domestic energy production from fossil fuels.
The NPRA, 23 million acres of North Slope wilderness, was established in 1923 by President Harding to ensure a reserve of oil for the U.S. Navy.
Obama has cited it as an example of areas where the oil companies could drill but are reluctant to, knowing full well his administration has walled off preferred areas offshore and in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska.
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the guy ...I mean boy is despicable.
USA energy policy only makes sense if USA politicians are on the payroll of foreign oil countries. The soldiers of the USA die, USA tax dollars are spent, the USA military is used; all to defend oil in foreign countries.
It’s time to start waterboarding politicians.
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Yes, he is that stupid.
Yes, he is that stupid.
Who is stupid? Obama?
The USA put a man on the moon from a standing start in 8 years.
A couple of bicycle mechanics from Dayton, Ohio invented manned flight.
America is blessed with vast reserves of coal, natural gas, and petroleum in various forms. Technology is available to turn coal into oil and uranium into electricity. There is no technical or financial reason that the USA could not be completely self sufficient in energy in three to five years.
The only thing lacking is political will.
All part of destroying America.
The brilliant, very very smart, all-knowing, Progressive geniuses of the Democrat party know exactly what they’re doing; they are protecting the people from the evil, greedy, mean-spirited, hateful oil industry which is responsible for all the ills and evils in the world.
Get this POS foreign saboteur out of the White House!!! Nov2012!!