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Obama administration cuts back oil shale development
fox ^ | 6-22-13 | Kelly David Burke

Posted on 06/22/2013 5:59:08 AM PDT by TurboZamboni

Controversy is heating up over an administration plan to drastically reduce the amount of federal lands available for oil shale development in the American West.

The Bush administration had set aside 1.3 million acres for oil shale and tar sands development in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming. The new Bureau of Land Management plan cuts that amount by two-thirds, down to 700,000 acres, a decision that has prompted industry outrage.

"What they basically did was make it so that nobody is going to want to spend money going after oil shale on federal government lands," said Dan Kish, Senior Vice President of Institute for Energy Research.

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; US: Colorado; US: Utah; US: Wyoming
KEYWORDS: blm; colorado; energy; federalland; landmanagement; obamaloon; oil; shale; utah; wyoming
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1 posted on 06/22/2013 5:59:08 AM PDT by TurboZamboni
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To: TurboZamboni

He just can’t help himself.


2 posted on 06/22/2013 5:59:34 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: TurboZamboni

But he’s not a Muslim!


3 posted on 06/22/2013 6:00:12 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: autumnraine
Obama's War on Oil

If you want the lower gas prices, lower oil prices, and lower energy prices necessary for a booming economy, you are going to have to get yourselves another President.

http://spectator.org/archives/2011/05/04/obamas-war-on-oil/

4 posted on 06/22/2013 6:03:20 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
All OBarky’s edicts can be reversed by the next Republican (if there is one) president.
5 posted on 06/22/2013 6:04:06 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: TurboZamboni

No surprise; he said he was going to do it. Yet, 52% voted the lowlife treasonous dirtbag back into office. We’re sure getting what we (collectively) voted for.


6 posted on 06/22/2013 6:04:18 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: TurboZamboni

An American president bowing to the eco nazis in preventing America from being energy independent.


7 posted on 06/22/2013 6:06:27 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (Yesterdays conspiracies are todays truths)
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To: TurboZamboni

Another traitorous act.

When I lived in Wyoming, BTW, no one was more hated than the BLM.


8 posted on 06/22/2013 6:07:15 AM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: carriage_hill
52% voted (Obama) back in office

That's not exactly true. Some disgusted conservatives stayed home. Who voted Obama back in office are the globalist elitists who refuse to get out of the way of having a constitutional conservative president.

We tried it your way with GWB. It just paved the way for Obama. The Republicans will lose yet again if they run another RINO.

9 posted on 06/22/2013 6:08:13 AM PDT by grania
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To: TurboZamboni

This has nothing to do with the shale oil and gas being recovered in SD and Texas among others and doesn’t even refer to the type of shale drilling going on now. The oil in the areas covered by this is in the form of kerogen and needs to be cooked in situ to recover. It is so tightly bound to the shale rock it won’t flow without the cooking process.


10 posted on 06/22/2013 6:08:40 AM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: TurboZamboni
Obama has to help prop up OPEC and his Saudi King.
11 posted on 06/22/2013 6:14:57 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: ronnie raygun

Hey now. Those energy prices gotta skyrocket somehow. He’s just trying to fulfill one of his proclamations he made before disaster 1. Now that we’re in disaster pt.2 and no re-election is in the way, he can proceed with achieving his goals.


12 posted on 06/22/2013 6:17:53 AM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: mountainlion

1.3 million to 700,00 is now a 2/3rds reduction. Who writes this crap?


13 posted on 06/22/2013 6:18:00 AM PDT by FirstFlaBn
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To: TurboZamboni

These are the areas where people quote that we have more oil than the Middle East.

As far as I know, they also need prodigious water to process. No water no oil, so no loss for now. When the government facilitates a massive water diversion infrstructure, then take notice.


14 posted on 06/22/2013 6:19:55 AM PDT by cicero2k
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To: TurboZamboni


15 posted on 06/22/2013 6:20:43 AM PDT by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

All OBarky’s edicts can be reversed by the next Republican (if there is one) president.
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The chances of there ever being another Republican president are decreasing daily as the Stupid Party is busily promoting its own demise by caving (yet again) on the disastrous immigration bill. Only the strong survive; the weak parish.


16 posted on 06/22/2013 6:24:02 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: TurboZamboni

If it hurts America, make it happen!!
Yet, this islamic POS will take credit for all the oil/gas development in the USA when it comes to the lamestream media....
Evidently, his Saudi buddies must have made a call on his note for his re-election.


17 posted on 06/22/2013 6:26:04 AM PDT by lgjhn23 (It's easy to be liberal when you're dumber than a box of rocks.)
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To: saganite

-—The oil in the areas covered by this is in the form of kerogen and needs to be cooked in situ to recover...

While it might be true that this doesn’t affect current oil recoveries, it does impact the overall market and the confidence of those who must take risks to find new energy for us. There might new technologies found tomorrow which would make this area profitable but its now off-limits.


18 posted on 06/22/2013 6:35:14 AM PDT by sgtyork (The secret of happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom, courage. Thucydides)
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To: saganite
The Green River Formations....

This dosn't say anything about kerogen.

The Green River Formation, the world’s largest oil shale deposit, is located in a largely vacant region of mostly federal land on the western edge of the Rocky Mountains that includes portions of Wyoming, Utah, and Colorado (see map below).

Here’s an excerpt from testimony about the Green River Formation that was provided on Thursday by Anu K. Mittal, Government Accountability Office (GAO) Director of Natural Resources and Environment, to the House Subcommittee on Energy and Environment, Committee on Science, Space, and Technology titled “Unconventional Oil and Gas Production: Opportunities and Challenges of Oil Shale Development“:

“The Green River Formation—an assemblage of over 1,000 feet of sedimentary rocks that lie beneath parts of Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming—contains the world’s largest deposits of oil shale. USGS estimates that the Green River Formation contains about 3 trillion barrels of oil, and about half of this may be recoverable, depending on available technology and economic conditions.

The Rand Corporation, a nonprofit research organization, estimates that 30 to 60 percent of the oil shale in the Green River Formation can be recovered. At the midpoint of this estimate, almost half of the 3 trillion barrels of oil would be recoverable. This is an amount about equal to the entire world’s proven oil reserves.”

19 posted on 06/22/2013 6:35:14 AM PDT by spokeshave
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To: grania

I can agree with that. The popular vote doesn’t mean diddly. Whomever controls the Electoral College, wins. 332-206 in 2012, 0bummer v Romney.

The ‘racial component’ was also in-play, and they wanted to return the 0mulatto-Marxist-in-chief to the White Hut/Crib to finish their agenda of destroying America.

The GOPe already has our future planned with an unending parade of RINOs; Conservatives be damned.


20 posted on 06/22/2013 6:40:12 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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