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Harsher energy regulations coming in Obama's second term
reuters.com ^ | November 7, 2012

Posted on 11/06/2012 10:23:06 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe

Energy companies likely will see more regulation in President Barack Obama's second term, with less access to federal lands and water even as the administration promotes energy independence.

With a pledge to cut oil imports by half by 2020, Obama during the campaign advocated what he called an "all of the above" approach to developing a range of domestic energy sources. He said, however, that he would roll back subsidies for oil companies and reduce the nation's reliance on oil by mandating production of more fuel-efficient vehicles.

"You are going to have less access to federal lands and tougher government agencies," said Dan Pickering, chief investment officer at TPH Asset Management in Houston. ....

Obama is expected to tighten rules and regulations governing energy exploration, actions that may add billions in costs for oil and gas companies.

ClearView Energy Partners analysts, in Washington, expect the president to "continue prosecuting energy policy through regulation and administrative action, with only the courts as a check on that agenda," according to a note sent to clients last week.

Tougher restrictions are expected for companies drilling on federal lands as well as more rules governing water management and methane emissions. Any new rules related to hydraulic fracturing may drive up costs for active drillers including Chesapeake Energy Corp and Exxon Mobil Corp. ....

Obama is likely to implement several long-delayed, controversial emissions regulations for industrial boilers that are commonly used by chemical producers.

The centerpiece provision, known as Boiler MACT (Maximum Achievable Control Technology), had been first proposed in 2004 but was effectively shot down by courts before being revived by the Environmental Protection Agency in 2011.

It has been winding its way through courts again, and the EPA is due to issue new rules by December.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: obama

1 posted on 11/06/2012 10:23:11 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

We are so screwed.

(I think this may just be my default response to all threads from now on)


2 posted on 11/06/2012 10:25:22 PM PST by comebacknewt (Newt (sigh) what could have been . . .)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Work to supply your own energy.

(Go Galt.)

3 posted on 11/06/2012 10:26:38 PM PST by Paladin2 (.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

$15 a gallon gas anyone?


4 posted on 11/06/2012 10:27:22 PM PST by garjog (Heroes Died. Obama Lied.)
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To: comebacknewt

People didn’t get to see what Obama is really like because
1) most of Obamacare wasn’t implemented
2) GOP house in 2010 softened the blow
3) Obama didn’t want to risk everything to ruin his re-election chances.


5 posted on 11/06/2012 10:27:54 PM PST by ari-freedom
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To: Tailgunner Joe
That (harsher energy regulations) is just the tip of the iceberg.

Leaving the planet is not an option, what country on the globe is?

6 posted on 11/06/2012 10:28:06 PM PST by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“Skyrocketing energy (electric) rates are necessarily part of my plan” - Barack Obama


7 posted on 11/06/2012 10:28:56 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Keep in mind that most "energy-saving regulations" are being pushed by industries that benefit greatly from them -- and I don't mean these silly alternative energy companies, either. For example, some of the strongest supporters of the Obama administration's stricter diesel emission standards were truck manufacturers. The reason for this should be obvious: the stricter standards force trucking companies to buy new trucks with new engines within a certain period of time. Basically, the truck manufacturing industry uses the new emission standards to artificially stimulate demand that wouldn't otherwise exist.

I'm sure you'll find that the same is true for these stupid regulations that apply to industrial boilers. This is nothing more than state-sponsored corporate fascism.

8 posted on 11/06/2012 10:29:45 PM PST by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: comebacknewt

WASS


9 posted on 11/06/2012 10:30:24 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I am wondering what will happen to all my friends when the coal fired power plants close because of Obama. I retired from a coal fired power plant 4 years ago last month and could not believe what happened in 2008. Now a repeat on 2012.


10 posted on 11/06/2012 10:33:29 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (The parasites now outnumber the producers.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Harsher freakin energy relations?!

Pshaw

Sharia law will be in effect as soon as possible.

F we’ll be lucky to be allowed to celebrate Christmas one last time this year.


11 posted on 11/06/2012 10:33:50 PM PST by stanne
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I will not be able to live in Alaska much longer.


12 posted on 11/06/2012 10:34:51 PM PST by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: stanne; Tailgunner Joe

Oh, geeze, I know energy relations are energy regulations


13 posted on 11/06/2012 10:35:34 PM PST by stanne
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To: Tailgunner Joe

We are headed for Canadian-European gas prices. $6-$7 gas here we come.


14 posted on 11/06/2012 10:54:48 PM PST by cydcharisse (`)
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To: garjog

This is the death knoll for the truckers.


15 posted on 11/06/2012 10:59:49 PM PST by lu shissler (an take his naiv)
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To: cydcharisse

Obama said $10-12/gal and more until he got people out of cars!


16 posted on 11/06/2012 11:02:24 PM PST by lu shissler (an take his naiv)
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To: Alberta's Child
Basically, the truck manufacturing industry uses the new emission standards to artificially stimulate demand that wouldn't otherwise exist.

. This is nothing more than state-sponsored corporate fascism.

Exactly right, good points. Crony capitalism is part of the downfall of America. I can't envision a way back to limited government.

17 posted on 11/06/2012 11:04:23 PM PST by sand88
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To: Tailgunner Joe

They are going to have a special good time in the coal areas, like WV and PA.

WV, my heart goes out to you. The idiotic electorate has done you dirty, by voting in your enemy.

PA, I doubt you are smart enough even to understand what you’ve done to yourselves.


18 posted on 11/06/2012 11:04:24 PM PST by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: Paladin2

For some things yes, but you can’t make your own gasoline.


19 posted on 11/06/2012 11:05:07 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: TruthWillWin

Take it back. Why let them have my country? I have nowhere else to go. I don’t want to go anywhere else. The line is drawn where I stand.


20 posted on 11/06/2012 11:06:47 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Paladin2

Flintstoneing it.


21 posted on 11/06/2012 11:30:14 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

$8 dollar a gallon gas by 2015. $9 diesel. And that means economic disaster...


22 posted on 11/06/2012 11:36:29 PM PST by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: piytar

I really thought FL would go for Romney.

50% of this state is safe from zombies. Zombies eat brains.


23 posted on 11/07/2012 12:17:17 AM PST by bicyclerepair ( REPLACE D-W-S ! http://www.karenforcongress.com (I AM UNREPRESENTED))
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To: I still care

WV went for Obama in ‘08. They helped start the ball rolling.


24 posted on 11/07/2012 12:51:04 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est.)
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To: lu shissler

There goes the price of food......


25 posted on 11/07/2012 4:44:17 AM PST by SisterK (no compromises)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Dummycrat women, blacks and hispanics jump for joy as their Dear Leader makes us all poorer and poorer and all the while blaming Bush for the outcome.

Effing idiots!

26 posted on 11/07/2012 4:53:45 AM PST by Chgogal (Obama helped murder US Navy SEALs.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

You are right, there is nowhere else to go, we will have to make our stand here.


27 posted on 11/07/2012 5:06:33 AM PST by SecondAmendment (Restoring our Republic at 9.8357x10^8 FPS)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The problem is the people who re-elected this clown won’t be paying a dime for their energy.

We, on the other hand, are screwed.

No economic recovery for you!!!


28 posted on 11/07/2012 5:14:06 AM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Thank you Richard Nixon and the Republican establishment for giving us the EPA.


29 posted on 11/07/2012 5:22:01 AM PST by Thane_Banquo (Support hate crime laws: Because some victims are more equal than others.)
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To: Chgogal

I predict this will end in bloodshed. It pains me to say this, since revolt and civil war are terrible affairs, but that is the course we are on.


30 posted on 11/07/2012 5:24:51 AM PST by Thane_Banquo (Support hate crime laws: Because some victims are more equal than others.)
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To: FreedomPoster
WV went for Obama in ‘08. They helped start the ball rolling.

You must mean Manchin. McCain won by 13%.

31 posted on 11/07/2012 6:20:02 AM PST by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: lu shissler

There goes owing a home in the suburbs. Obama will try and force all of us to live in tiny apartments in the city.


32 posted on 11/07/2012 6:35:22 PM PST by Wiggins
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