Skip to comments.Parnell claims administration openly hostile to oil states
Posted on 02/26/2011 6:28:32 AM PST by thackney
With the unrest in the Middle East as his springboard, Gov. Sean Parnell lashed out at the Obama administration's stance on domestic oil production, saying the White House approach was having a tangible effect on the country's foreign policy.
In a speech at the National Press Club, the Republican governor called the federal government "openly hostile" to oil-producing states, particularly for the delays in allowing Shell to drill exploratory wells on leases off Alaska's northern coast that the company purchased in 2008.
"If it looks like a moratorium and walks like a moratorium ... maybe it is," said Parnell, who is in Washington this weekend for the National Governor's Association winter meeting.
Parnell said there's a direct link between the economic recovery and the failure to use Alaska's oil reserves as a national security buffer against the uncertainty in Libya and other oil-producing countries in the Middle East. Higher gasoline prices could harm any economic recovery, Parnell said.
Parnell also criticized President Barack Obama's proposal in his State of the Union address to do away with some tax credits for oil companies, echoing the governor's statements about Alaska needing to cut its own oil-production tax.
"Anything you tax more, you get less of," Parnell said, adding that overregulation can have the same effect.
"The Department of Interior and the EPA appear to be driving U.S. policy in the Middle East and North Africa," Parnell said. "In many senses, the State Department is forced into a reactive, mitigating role because of the increasingly hostile stance that Interior and the EPA have taken to domestic energy exploration and production."
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Maybe we ought to ‘cairo’ the whitehouse until he opens anwr!
It work for the sand monkeys!
Clearly he has to clean up his mess as well.
As far as I’m concerned it is traitorous for our President to maintain his moratoriums on off shore drilling in our waters in the face of unrest in the mid east. There are thousands or mapped, drilled, and capped wells right now in the Gulf and other offshore locations that could be opened and put into production within months. It is unconscionable that it has not been started already.
One wonders if there has been large sums of money passed to keep those moratoriums in place? From whom to whom? Saudi Arabia to Obama? Or, have members of Congress and the DOE also been beneficiaries?
Oreilly is an opertaive for Obama, people just don’t see it.
Way to go Parnell.
I think he is talking to his own state as well.
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Let’s face it - Obama loves the Middle East more than this country. He has no intention of allowing us oil independence since that would weaken the hold that the Middle East has on this country and the rest of the world. He isn’t lacking in either brains or judgement where this issue is concerned. He knows exactly what his stance is doing to this country and exactly how it benefits the Middle East. He is playing his minions for fools and they are falling for it.
“Oreilly is an opertaive for Obama, people just dont see it.”
No he isn’t. What O’Reilly is is cash in the bank for Ailes and Fox. Fox is getting more and more Libs watching. And O’Reilly is the lead-in to Hannity and Greta.
In other words, O’Reilly is pulling them in, Hannity and Greta are educating them.
It’s an ideological and marketing strategy that is working well for Fox.
Add to that the fact that we spend $29 billion a year on a Department of Energy whose stated goal at formation in 1977 was to develop a national plan to reduce our reliance on foreign energy sources.
We can’t have drilling operations set up here. It would create “Jobs”.
“He knows exactly what his stance is doing to this country and exactly how it benefits the Middle East.”
This doesn’t benefit the Middle East. This benefits one person. George Soros. Look at his investments and what the collapse of the oil industry is doing for his portfolio.
Soros is the money man for the “One World Government.” Communism once again is using Islamic Radicalism as its muscle. They are killing each other and Soros and the Commies are getting rich off of it while individual liberty throughout the world is being taken away.
While I agree with you about George Soros profiting and that this likely plays a part, I do have to disagree as to whether restricting our oil drilling benefits the Middle East. As long as they are the primary source of oil, and only they hold the key to whether to sell and to whom they should sell, Obama’s restrictions on any type of oil drilling in our nation affects the Middle East. For Obama, this issue is a two-fer.
Good point about the DOE. Furthermore, the head of the DOE has publically stated that he’d like to see $10 per gallon gasoline. The man doesn’t even have a driver’s license and doesn’t own a car.
“I do have to disagree as to whether restricting our oil drilling benefits the Middle East. “
I don’t think it benefits the middle east. With my tinfoil hat on I will offer this. I think what makes a revolution successful is funding.
Another front for Communism has been opened in South America and Chavez is hard strapped for cash. Disrupting middle east oil, helps Chavez get more for his supply. How do they drill it and get it out of the ground? They need equipment.
Where did the equipment come from? They got it from the gulf spill and all the equipment went to South America. To Soros’ company.
The question I have to ask is “Was the spill in the guilf an accident? Is this a coincidence?” BP helped Libya with the Lockerbie Bomber. BP was responsible for the gulf spill.
Sorry but your mistaken, Oreilly makes Obama seems reasonable, maybe misguided at times which is of great help in down playing the crisis we face in this nation.
Oreilly is not dumb, he sees what this man is doing and he is willing to be fair and balanced against an enemy that wishes to destroy our way of life.
If your fair and balanced with this administration, you are already the enemy, period.
There is no fair and balance in the truth, it stands on its own.
You are absolutely correct.
BOR is "fair and balanced."
The truth is objective and accurate.
There is a HUGE difference between the two and politics makes up the difference.
and THIS is news? That the Muslim-in-Chief just might NOT have American Oil producers best interest in mind? What planet do these folks inhabit anyway?!!
“All Hannity does is repeat GOP talking points.”
Right. And it makes money.
Everything this guy says argues that Obama in in the pocket of Arab Oil; not that he’s against it.
Every decision Obama makes drives Arab Oil’s income a little higher.
B$ Beck out performs both of them regularly.
“B$ Beck out performs both of them regularly.”
Yes he does. But my point is O’Reilly is a lead-in to Hannity and Greta, so Beck doesn’t play into this.
You need to let some oil-patch people educate you on this.
First, the equipment issue isn't really the issue. It responded to market conditions, which Obama changed with his moratorium. The deep-water equipment chased out of the Gulf isn't what Chavez needs, which is mostly onshore in his heavy-oil and tar-sand trend, a completely different cat.
Some of it went to deep-water offshore Brazil. But not because Obama "wanted" it to go to Lula da Silva's Communist playmates -- Obama just wanted operations to stop in the Gulf.
Other equipment went elsewhere -- west Africa, SE Asia. But it wasn't sent there to "help" anyone, just seeking markets after Obama threw the wrench.
And NOOOO, the Deepwater Horizon accident was NOT a conspiracy, it was a "stupiditacy" in which BP's local "profit" units were pressurized to reduce costs (again) and did stupid engineering and operating stuff to try to save money -- and lost the well, the rig, and 11 lives.
Nothing, except that I saw 7 rigs in Galveston’s port when I went on my cruise during the first week on February. There has been one big deep water rig there for repairs for the last two years and maybe one other in and out.
We were cruising with friends from Texas City, where he owns a business, they said, people are hurting in the area.
I don’t think there was any conspiracy at all!
In fact, I agree with what you said about BP’s percieved need for profits at the expense of good judgment leading to the Deepwater Horizon incident but I would also add that the current administration was looking for a way to get what they wanted to done when the incident happened and, true to form, they used it to to the max for their own nefarious purposes.
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