Skip to comments.OBAMA SHUTS DOWN 1.6M ACRES TO OIL SHALE DEVELOPMENT
Posted on 11/09/2012 4:42:21 PM PST by lowbridge
Just two days after President Obamas re-election, the Obama Interior Department announced a plan to shut down 1.6 million acres of federal land to oil shale development. The land had originally been slated for drilling under President George W. Bush.
By significantly reducing the acreage of wilderness potentially available for leasing, Secretary Salazar is laying out a creative, thoughtful and more responsible approach in managing some of our most precious resources, said Bobby McEnaney, senior lands analyst with the Natural Resources Defense Council.
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The sheiks can sleep soundly knowing their fortunes are safe.
The oil will still be there when we come to our senses.
Or it’ll be there for the Chinese.
Lots of really bad things are coming now. Sure, it makes sense to trade oil for “wilderness” and “grouse habitat”.
Brought to you by the a holes who were too holy to vote for Romney whose first campaign plank was energy development.
Romney’s energy plan would have created lots of good jobs and revived many communities in America. Sigh.
I THOUGHT EVERYTHING WAS ON THE TABLE??? Oh wait, Obama said it so it must be a lie.
Sooooo...is it safe to assume the energy secretary is all over this, fighting Salazar tooth and nail to keep this land open for development.....right?
The little prick isn’t wasting any time is he?
Heartbreaking, isn’t it?
the day will come when a man answers for his sins.........
where do these assholes come from......I read on another thread that the communists are among us and fighting us from within....easy to believe4
people will break, the union will break and this country will go through hell.....who knows what will remain.
We should start a pool - how high will gas be a gallon in 2016?
My guess is $8.50-$9.00 a gallon.
People will start keeping their house thermostat set to 58, just to keep the pipes from freezing because they can’t afford to pay to heat them to a comfortable temp.
Electric bills will be double what they are now.
At least one trillion dollars in tax money will be given to BO’s green energy buddies, who will go bankrupt before the 2016 election
Food prices will be triple what we’re paying now. Most people will eat meat once a week, maybe. Restrictions on food and farming may make meat so scarce and unaffordable that only the most wealthy among us will be able to afford to eat it at all.
BO and Moochelle will eat meat for us and tell us how much they deserve it and how much we don’t. The democrats will applaud BO’s sacrifice.
A very differant way than I would say it, but IT'S TRUE, and it needs to be said many times. They were out in mass yesterday, they need to be told off and shunned. I'll do my part, they make me sick.
Put those PRINCIPALS in their cars, see how far they get on a tank of PRINCIPAL.
the day will come when voters answers for their sins
Well that’s surprising .....
Obamanation Communism File.
Under the plan, 677,000 acres in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming would be open for oil shale exploration. Another 130,000 acres in Utah would be set aside for tar sands production.
Killing the energy industry and killing economies in western states. Huge jobs killer.
That fact alone leaves you feeling sick. Now we’re going to see more money pumped into worthless solar and green energy technologies rather than investing in ready made energy sources like coal, natural gas, and oil. Are you all ready for another few billion wasted on more Solyndra-type businesses? The American people deserve so much better but what can you do when half the population have their heads shoved up their you know what.
ehhh.. just setting it aside for the New Overlords.
makes ya wonder tho.. little by little this nation is being strangled.
Yup. Saving their souls while killing our Liberty.
I’m still not convinced my soul is in jeopardy even though I don’t believe the same things they do.
One of us or none of us is right. They are only happy when they are persecuted and others are suffering for their “wickedness”.
If nothing else our president is consistent, destructively so.
MS. CROWLEY: I OK. We’ll you certainly will have lots of time here coming up. I because I want to move you on to something that sort of connected to cars here, and go over and we want to get a question from Philip Tricolla.
Q: Your energy secretary, Steven Chu, has now been on record three times stating it’s not policy of his department to help lower gas prices. Do you agree with Secretary Chu that this is not the job of the Energy Department?
PRESIDENT OBAMA: “The most important thing we can do is to make sure we control our own energy.
“So here’s what I’ve done since I’ve been president. We have increased oil production to the highest levels in 16 years. Natural gas production is the highest it’s been in decades. We have seen increases in coal production and coal employment.”
What he doesn’t say is where oil production has been increased. He has been investing our money in oil exploration in drilling in south America and other places, so they can sell it to the neo-colonialists, while fighting and resisting domestic oil and gas discovery and production, as in this article.
Now contrast this to his own statements during the 2nd debate.
Don’t think this is really a surprise to anybody but not to worry we’re still drilling like crazy here in West Texas.
Maybe it is collateral for the loans we are taking out?