Skip to comments.Obama Proposes to Make ANWR a Wilderness
Posted on 01/25/2015 10:18:39 AM PST by kristinn
The White House is proposing to designate the oil-rich coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as wilderness permanently off limits to drilling.
The proposal sets up a showdown with Alaska Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski, chair of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, who said the White House also intends to put much of the Arctic Ocean off limits to drilling in the new five-year offshore leasing plan to be released this week.
Obamas proposal to designate 12.3 million acres of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as wilderness would require Congressional approval, and there is no chance the Republican-controlled Congress will agree. But there are heightened protections the Interior Department will start implementing on its own.
The proposed wilderness designation includes the 1.5-million acre coastal plain of ANWR, estimated to contain some 11 billion barrels of recoverable oil. Politicians have battled for decades about whether to open the area. Then-President Bill Clinton vetoed a measure in 1995 that would have allowed drilling.
Obama announced the proposed wilderness designation on Sunday via a YouTube video. He called ANWR an "incredible place, pristine, undisturbed," that supports caribou, polar bears and fish. He said the Interior Department has put together a comprehensive plan to protect the area.
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Wouldn't that require one of those "law" thingies? That require congressional involvement? Used to anyway.
I always go on the assumption that whatever he does is done to damage America.
Has his highness ever even BEEN to Alaska?!
F U B O!
Then I remembered and realized.
It's All "Part of the Plan" >:(
“But there are heightened protections the Interior Department will start implementing on its own. “
The attack of the bureaucracy continues unabated.
He really is a domestic enemy of the United States.
Or Course Not. Sarah Palin is From Alaska and Tapping the North Slope Oil Reserves and everywhere else for our own Minerals in the Best thing we could do.
Which is why of course he is against it.
Too Much Cheap Gas coming from there.
Which is why it was proposed. I am convinced BO and his boss Valerie hate the three Cs:
(classical, biblical) Christianity
(original intention) Constitution
(free market) Capitalism
“Wouldn’t that require one of those “law” thingies? That require congressional involvement? Used to anyway. “
The Obama Administration will resort to ever more pissing into the wind to “fill” the time they have left. What I am waiting for is the first overridden veto. That’s when they will really understand that their Jig is up.
I look forward to Ted Cruz firing 3/4 of the Department of Interior and rolling it back to be nothing but park Rangers and firefighting.
Rush has been the only person I’ve heard say, essentially, “you haven’t seen anything yet, wait until you see the next two years” when speaking about the lawlessness and anti-Americanism of Obama.
He only has 2 years to destroy all our energy resources
He’ll negotiate with Iran but won’t negotiate with Alaska.
“law” thingies is right. Precisely the term that congress and senate use when speaking to the king. Then, when shot down, they walk away with tail between legs. Because bringing up the “law” thingie means you’re a racist, polluting homophobic.
How many more SOTUs does he have to take credit for low energy prices after killing the energy industry?
Drilling in ANWR is about the size of a postage stamp on a football field. This is all part of “necessarily skyrocket.”
If he and his leftist/Islamist operatives could, OBAMA WOULD MAKE AMERICA A WILDERNESS AND BARREN WASTELAND WITH ITS RESIDUAL POPULATION ENSLAVED.
In my Ren and stimpy voice
YOu idiotttt Mr President
Hell no too white for this Kenya born dude
Also it safe to say some of our President been to Alaska from Teddy Roosevelt even Reagan on fishing trip with Drunk Bill Holden and Duke John Wayne
EVERYTHING obama does either:
a) Weakens America/AmericansThere are no counter examples.
b) Distances America's allies
c) Strengthens America's enemies
d) Serves Islam
e) Harms Israel
Or some combination of the above.