Skip to comments.Trump proposes easing oil, gas leasing restrictions in West
Posted on 05/02/2018 9:24:40 PM PDT by Olog-hai
The Trump administration wants to ease restrictions on oil and gas leasing and other activities across a huge swath of the American West that were put in place to protect an imperiled bird.
The move involves conservation plans for greater sage grouse approved in 2015 under former President Barack Obama. Trump has vowed to increase U.S. energy production and open more lands to drilling.
Conservation groups critical of Trumps energy policies warned Wednesdays proposal could unravel a years-long effort to shore up the birds struggling population.
Interior Department officials said the revisions to the Obama-era plans were aimed at increasing flexibility on public lands where the birds reside not undoing protections outright.
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat, was among elected officials in the region who voiced support for the move, saying it allowed for a Colorado-specific approach.
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Good. Supply and demand. The more supply the better for the consumer.
That’s all great and wonderful but until the monopoly on gas refining is unlocked and more refineries are built your gasoline bill isn’t going down.
These conservationists don’t give a s—t about the birds getting chopped up in windmills.
No they dont. They are socialists/communists at heart. That is the real aim of these ass hats 🎩 to destroy capitalism. F them.
These conservationists dont give a st about the birds getting chopped up in windmills.
Agree for sure. But, these windmill blades dont rotate very fast. Wondering why most birds cant avoid them....
Thats all great and wonderful but until the monopoly on gas refining is unlocked and more refineries are built your gasoline bill isnt going down.
I believe under Obamas EPA no new refineries were allowed. All increased capacity was created by expansion of existing plants. Hopefully, the Trump EPA will change this and allow construction of new plants closer to markets.
Drill baby Drill!
The fan blade tips are moving at well over 100 mph when the blades are spinning. That would create a vortex that tends to suck birds towards it.
Wow, I drive by them all the time out in West Texas and they sure dont seem to be turning at anywhere near that speed...
Were they turning at the time?
There’s a wind farm about 30 miles away from me in Waymart PA. I’ve seen the rotors turning at a decent speed; not hard to conceive of the tips of the rotors exceeding 100 mph. Remember that the outer edge of a rotor blade spins faster than the edges closer to the center.
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