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Energy Department sneaks offshore moratorium past public
Washington Times ^ | July 9, 2012 | Thomas J. Pyle

Posted on 07/10/2012 11:40:19 AM PDT by listenhillary

While the Obama administration was taking a victory lap last week after the 5-4 Supreme Court decision to uphold the president’s signature legislative accomplishment, Obamacare, the Interior Department was using the media black hole to release a much-awaited five-year plan for offshore drilling.

That plan reinstitutes a 30-year moratorium on offshore energy exploration that will keep our most promising resources locked away until long after President Obama begins plans for his presidential library.

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In the past three years, the government has collected more than 250 times less revenue from offshore lease sales than it did during the last year of the George W. Bush administration - down from $9.48 billion in 2008 to a paltry $36 million last year. Meanwhile, oil production on federal lands dropped 13 percent last year, and the number of annual leases is down more than 50 percent from the Clinton era.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Front Page News; Government; US: Alabama; US: Louisiana; US: Mississippi; US: Texas
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1 posted on 07/10/2012 11:40:24 AM PDT by listenhillary
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To: listenhillary

“Stroke of a pen. Law of the land.” If Romney is elected, he should immediately announce that this Obama edict is thrown out and announce that his Energy Dept. is opening the door for bids.

Even better, he could announce that he is shutting down the Energy Dept. that has done nothing but bloke our energy independence and feed the coffers of our enemies in the Middle East.


2 posted on 07/10/2012 11:46:08 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: txrefugee

Even better, he could announce that he is shutting down the Energy Dept
and
Department of education
HUD
NPR
Department of Labor


3 posted on 07/10/2012 11:51:34 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: Nachum; thackney

FYI ping


4 posted on 07/10/2012 11:52:45 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: txrefugee

He really needs to shut down the energy department and turn environmental protection over to the states. We are a nation rich in resources that refuses to use them.


5 posted on 07/10/2012 11:53:12 AM PDT by henkster (We're the slaves of the phony leaders...)
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To: listenhillary

“more than 250 times less revenue”

pardon me, my head just exploded.


6 posted on 07/10/2012 11:54:28 AM PDT by patton (DateDiff)
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To: listenhillary

I bet they did it at “a high rate of speed”, too.

AAAAAaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh ..... kaboom.


7 posted on 07/10/2012 11:56:26 AM PDT by patton (DateDiff)
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To: listenhillary

The stupid, it burns!


8 posted on 07/10/2012 11:57:04 AM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: patton

There, new tagline

Sadly, people will think that it means something.


9 posted on 07/10/2012 11:59:51 AM PDT by patton (more than 250 times less revenue, at a high rate of speed - Obama)
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To: listenhillary

How will all of this insanity end?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BB2Ad04mukI


10 posted on 07/10/2012 12:00:05 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: listenhillary

I find it hard to believe that the DOE thinks it’s operating in the country’s best interest. Indeed, it seems to be playing right into OPEC’s hands. Stupid!


11 posted on 07/10/2012 12:08:20 PM PDT by econjack
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To: econjack

Do you think DOE is calling the shots?


12 posted on 07/10/2012 12:11:40 PM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: listenhillary

Obama is trying to BK the nation.........IMO.


13 posted on 07/10/2012 12:13:47 PM PDT by Osage Orange (8675309)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

Thanks Army Air Corps

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/agenda21.htm


14 posted on 07/10/2012 12:24:25 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: patton
Sadly, people will think that it means something.

I guess that calling it a 99.62% decrease wasn't scary enough (if I've done the math correctly).

15 posted on 07/10/2012 12:29:51 PM PDT by Bob
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To: listenhillary

“Even better, he could announce that he is shutting down the Energy Dept
and
Department of education
HUD
NPR
Department of Labor”

Yes, and all those bureaucracies in support of those departments would go too.

It’s a lovely dream that truly needs to become a reality.


16 posted on 07/10/2012 12:29:57 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: listenhillary

EPA


17 posted on 07/10/2012 12:52:25 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (ABO)
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To: listenhillary

As if.


18 posted on 07/10/2012 1:07:39 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (A Choice, not an Etch-A-Sketch. TomHoefling.com)
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To: listenhillary

And Interior Dept.

There goes the price of gas.

There goes job creation.

There goes safety from invaders.

There goes the nation.

B—t-rd!


19 posted on 07/10/2012 1:08:29 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (ABO)
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To: listenhillary

And Interior Dept.

There goes the price of gas.

There goes job creation.

There goes safety from invaders.

There goes the nation.

There goes my business.

B—t-rd!


20 posted on 07/10/2012 1:09:22 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (ABO)
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To: listenhillary
Do you think DOE is calling the shots?

I think so...at least they are directing it. A good friend of mine started working in DC as the head of a small agency with less than six employees. He quickly learned that by expanding his agency's responsibilities, he could get more people working in his agency. The more people he managed, the higher his social rank. Since they are not profit driven, bureaucrats will do what it takes to expand their sphere of influence. DOE is no different. Back in the early 70's during the truckers strike and fuel shortages, DOE asked for an Alternative Energy Tax which would be used to produce alternative fuels. After 40 years of the tax, the DOE has yet to produce one drop of alternative fuel, yet the tax still continues and it helps fund the kind of regulatory crap we see coming out of DC. Wake up, people, it's time to kick some incumbent butt!

21 posted on 07/10/2012 1:22:13 PM PDT by econjack
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To: listenhillary

The question has moved from, “How many oil and mineral exploration jobs will be lost?”, to, “Will any exploration jobs be left in the United States?”

Of course, I understand China is hiring for the South China Sea and Afghanistan.


22 posted on 07/10/2012 1:37:57 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: patton
Sadly, people will think that it means something.

I remember there was a time when, instead of saying "250 times less than last year's revenue", we said "0.4% of last years revenue" or "Last year was 250 times more than this year". When did this "X times less" stuff come in?

23 posted on 07/10/2012 1:40:29 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (If I can't be persuasive, I at least hope to be fun.)
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To: PapaBear3625; Bob

New math.

Jackwads. (Not you guys - the folks that pushed this kuhscheisse. I get annoyed by disembodedied statistics, but this junk is a joke. Who in heck would believe anything the government - or the media - says, anymore? But I repeat myself. The government is the media.)


24 posted on 07/10/2012 3:22:11 PM PDT by patton (more than 250 times less revenue, at a high rate of speed - Obama)
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To: patton

Yeah, people who use that type of expression have simply turned off their brains.

If you multiply the revenue by 250 (250 times), you do not get less, you get more.


25 posted on 07/10/2012 3:50:04 PM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: txrefugee

How about we win both Houses of Congress and do it the Constitutional way? As conservatives we don’t want an imperial President.


26 posted on 07/10/2012 4:16:04 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: txrefugee

He should not wait until elected, but, make it known today that all of these administrative fiats are vacated upon inauguration.

After the Oath of Office, Romney should sign a recision of EOs since 20 Jan., 2009, before he gives his Inauguration Speech.


27 posted on 07/10/2012 4:24:01 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (6 November, 2012, the day our embarrassment is sent back to Kenya.)
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To: listenhillary

Department of education
HUD
NPR
Department of Labor....


“Progressive” Tax Code
Public Unions
EIC
Welfare as we know it (replaced with Workfare)
Drop 26 y/o from parent Health Ins...


28 posted on 07/10/2012 4:30:16 PM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the StatistI)
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To: Leep

Affirmative Action
Gay marriage (including Military)
Arrest Holder


29 posted on 07/10/2012 4:35:38 PM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the StatistI)
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To: Leep

Seal the borders
Heavy fines (or tax if you prefer) for anyone hiring an illegal.
Basically reduce the FEDERAL government (limit it) to its orginal constitutional obligations and nothing more.


30 posted on 07/10/2012 4:41:41 PM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the StatistI)
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To: Leep

Oh, and no bill to excede 3 standard pages.


31 posted on 07/10/2012 4:43:30 PM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the StatistI)
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To: listenhillary

No surprises. This will continue until (if) the states where these deposits reside decide to wrestle sovereignty over the deposits from the federal gov’t.

Until then nothing will change.


32 posted on 07/10/2012 5:26:37 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat ( We're all Texians now.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks listenhillary.
...a much-awaited five-year plan... reinstitutes a 30-year moratorium on offshore energy exploration that will keep our most promising resources locked away until long after President Obama begins plans for his presidential library.

33 posted on 07/10/2012 5:29:40 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
There goes the price of gas.

There goes job creation.

There goes safety from invaders.

There goes the nation.

What has been done

can be undone.

Not a bad theme for the 2012 campaign, actually...

34 posted on 07/10/2012 6:11:02 PM PDT by okie01 (+64)
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To: listenhillary

0 would FU a wet dream!


35 posted on 07/10/2012 6:19:52 PM PDT by chooseascreennamepat (The response to 1984 is 1776.)
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To: listenhillary

That would a nice start. But just a start.


36 posted on 07/10/2012 7:22:19 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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37 posted on 07/10/2012 8:58:50 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: okie01

What has been done can be undone! I like it.


38 posted on 07/11/2012 1:55:37 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (ABO)
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To: listenhillary
Obama's presidential library is already built... Photobucket
39 posted on 07/11/2012 1:43:20 PM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: Leep

Oh, and no bill to excede 3 standard pages.”””

Also—ONLY ONE item per bill.

Too many bills have multiple items buried inside.


40 posted on 07/12/2012 10:56:01 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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