Skip to comments.Administration Blocks Oil Development on 1.6 Million Acres
Posted on 11/17/2012 12:55:44 PM PST by John Semmens
The Interior Department issued a final plan to close 1.6 million acres of federally owned land that had originally been slated for oil shale development by the Bush Administration.
Interior Department spokesman, Blake Androff explained that injecting more fossil-based fuels into the mix would be both unbalanced and disruptive. The President is trying to wean the country off of energy sources dependent on the burning of fossil fuels. Bringing more sources of such fuels on-stream would work to thwart this objective.
Androff also cited the potentially damaging international impacts of lower prices for fossil-based fuels. Many of this countrys allies in the Middle East would be hard hit if fuel prices declined. The Presidents efforts to build better relations with these countries would be negatively affected if we were to bring an excessive quantity of competing oil onto the market.
Senator Mark Udall (D-Colo) praised the plan. Increasing supplies of oil depresses the price, Udall observed. This only further delays the countrys transition toward a more environmentally-friendly way of life. Keeping supplies tight will encourage more people to avoid unnecessary travel and to choose public transportation for the trips they feel they have to make.
if you missed any of this week's other semi-news posts you can find them at...
Oh, thought I heard him say in the debates that he was for an “all of the above” energy policy!!!!
Like I’ve said, if his lips are moving...
Many of these semi-satire articles are way too close to the truth these days.
Obama just helping the middle class folks.
Lots to do today John. Just got the chance to set down, and go over today’s FRee Republic activities, and ran across this one. I decided to go to your site, and catch up to reading there.
Thanks for the ping this morning, and I want you to know I/WE enjoyed reading all the others at your site as well.
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