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OBAMA SHUTS DOWN 1.6M ACRES TO OIL SHALE DEVELOPMENT
breitbart ^ | november 9, 2012 | ben shapiro

Posted on 11/09/2012 4:42:21 PM PST by lowbridge

Just two days after President Obama’s 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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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012aftermath; bhobacktobusiness; nrdc; obama; oil; waroncoal; waronoil

1 posted on 11/09/2012 4:42:24 PM PST by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

The sheiks can sleep soundly knowing their fortunes are safe.


2 posted on 11/09/2012 4:44:13 PM PST by marron
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To: lowbridge

The oil will still be there when we come to our senses.

Or it’ll be there for the Chinese.


3 posted on 11/09/2012 4:44:23 PM PST by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: lowbridge

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.


4 posted on 11/09/2012 4:50:47 PM PST by Andrei Bulba (No Obama, no way!)
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To: Andrei Bulba

Romney’s energy plan would have created lots of good jobs and revived many communities in America. Sigh.


5 posted on 11/09/2012 4:55:36 PM PST by volunbeer (We must embrace austerity or austerity will embrace us)
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To: lowbridge

“Forward” thinking.


6 posted on 11/09/2012 4:56:20 PM PST by cicero2k
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To: lowbridge

I THOUGHT EVERYTHING WAS ON THE TABLE??? Oh wait, Obama said it so it must be a lie.


7 posted on 11/09/2012 4:56:34 PM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: lowbridge

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?

/s


8 posted on 11/09/2012 4:58:34 PM PST by Personal Responsibility (In times of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act - Orwell)
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To: lowbridge

The little prick isn’t wasting any time is he?


9 posted on 11/09/2012 4:58:49 PM PST by mark3681
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To: lowbridge

Heartbreaking, isn’t it?


10 posted on 11/09/2012 5:00:07 PM PST by dforest
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To: lowbridge

the day will come when a man answers for his sins.........


11 posted on 11/09/2012 5:02:29 PM PST by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: mark3681
We ain't seen nothin’ yet.
12 posted on 11/09/2012 5:04:06 PM PST by Bronzy
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To: lowbridge

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


13 posted on 11/09/2012 5:04:17 PM PST by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: lowbridge
While the press talks and squaks about affairs and improprieties.......obama and the left hand will do more damage then any one of us can keep track of.

people will break, the union will break and this country will go through hell.....who knows what will remain.

14 posted on 11/09/2012 5:09:53 PM PST by Kakaze (I want The Republic back !)
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To: The Wizard
It is about time we start believing the communists are behind this. Better late than never to the game.
15 posted on 11/09/2012 5:11:52 PM PST by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: lowbridge

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.


16 posted on 11/09/2012 5:13:03 PM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Andrei Bulba
Brought to you by the a holes who were too holy to vote for Romney whose first campaign plank was energy development."""".....

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.

17 posted on 11/09/2012 5:18:26 PM PST by annieokie
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To: The Wizard
the day will come when a man answers for his sins.........

the day will come when voters answers for their sins

18 posted on 11/09/2012 5:21:10 PM PST by Logical me
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To: lowbridge
Many career federal employees (GS and SES bureaucrats) have an agenda that is "overwhelmingly dominated by the long-discredited left-liberal policies that came to dominate the worst of the Democratic Party in the 1960s and 1970s . . . experts estimate that the federal bureaucracy is overwhelmingly Democrat -- perhaps as much as 90 - 95 percent Democrat." Bill Gertz in his 2008 book, The Failure Factory.
19 posted on 11/09/2012 5:24:02 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: lowbridge

Well that’s surprising .....


20 posted on 11/09/2012 5:27:58 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: lowbridge

Obamanation Communism File.


21 posted on 11/09/2012 5:39:27 PM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: lowbridge
Interior’s Bureau of Land Management cited environmental concerns for the proposed changes. Among other things, it excised lands with “wilderness characteristics” and areas that conflicted with sage grouse habitats.

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.

22 posted on 11/09/2012 5:55:27 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: volunbeer

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.


23 posted on 11/09/2012 6:03:18 PM PST by dowcaet
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To: lowbridge

ehhh.. just setting it aside for the New Overlords.

makes ya wonder tho.. little by little this nation is being strangled.


24 posted on 11/09/2012 6:12:37 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Andrei Bulba

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”.


25 posted on 11/09/2012 6:32:29 PM PST by Sequoyah101
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To: Vendome

If nothing else our president is consistent, destructively so.


26 posted on 11/09/2012 6:56:13 PM PST by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: lowbridge

Second debate

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.


27 posted on 11/09/2012 7:01:01 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives)
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To: lowbridge

Now contrast this to his own statements during the 2nd debate.


28 posted on 11/09/2012 11:09:05 PM PST by American Constitutionalist
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To: lowbridge

Don’t think this is really a surprise to anybody but not to worry we’re still drilling like crazy here in West Texas.


29 posted on 11/10/2012 5:03:21 AM PST by Dusty Road
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To: lowbridge

Maybe it is collateral for the loans we are taking out?


30 posted on 11/10/2012 5:17:24 AM PST by moviefan8
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