Skip to comments.U.S. Has Earth’s Largest Energy Resources
Posted on 03/27/2011 10:20:21 AM PDT by curth
In case anyone missed it, let me repeat something that is of a magnitude of 10 on the scale of news-quakes for Joe Public USA: Americas combined energy resources are, according to a new report from the Congressional Research Service (CSR), the largest on earth. They eclipse Saudi Arabia (3rd), China (4th) and Canada (6th) combined and thats without including Americas shale oil deposits and, in the future, the potentially astronomic impact of methane hydrates.
The energy facts in the CRS report should be making front page news all over America. Mostly it isnt. Given the devastating news from Japan and New Zealand, it may be right to postpone dancing in the streets. But something else is going on. Even though they are going to dominate global energy supply for decades to come the insidious war on vital fossil fuels continues apace.
World Fossil Fuel Resources
Thus it perhaps falls to a friend of the US (i.e. me) to state that if the White House is in any way serious about impacting the economic Black Hole that is the burgeoning national debt, reinvigorating business big-time, creating real jobs and restoring ebbing national wealth, the best shot by a distance if youre American ... well, youre standing on it, or rather above it.
While love, spiritually speaking and in fiction, may make the world go around, it is energy and mostly hydrocarbon energy that actually drives it. As blockbuster thrillers sometimes put it, Who will tell the President?
From over here, the lack of a comprehensive US energy policy and the incoherence of President Obamas political take on energy, reminds me of a pantomime I saw last Christmas, Aladdin. The cave is full of energy riches, but Emperor Obama or is it Wishy-Washy? refuses
(Excerpt) Read more at energytribune.com ...
Yeah. That’s what any Marxist believes is for their own good. The State is everything in their perspective.
sounds about right.
...Yet, we’re the only country so foolish. We could find an unlimited supply of energy somewhere within our territory, and nearly half of our voting population would devote their lives to making sure we don’t exploit it.....
Such people need to be shunned and denied all services from others. That’s what I do. I ‘boycott’ such people that I know. If one of them has a computer problem(I work in IT) and asks me for help, I turn them down, telling them their use of electricity is ruining the planet. If people that own stores, gas stations, and everyone else did the same thing, the environmental cult as we know it would cease to exist.
If all Alaskan lands were controlled by the State there would be AN ENERGY BOOM in the U.S..
A recent GOLD find in Alaska measures its reserves in hundreds of TONS.. and copper in the same field as much more than that..
Why the federal government OWNS State land is obscene on its face..
Why havent we been tapping into all this energy all along?
It seems odd that its just now coming to light that we have all these energy resources. Why have we been dealing with unpleasant regimes for DECADES to buy our oil if this is the case?
I truly believe that BO will use those resources to buy off China after we are in our Marxist paradise.
I’ve reached the conclusion that it is about accomplishing the true goal of the political internationalist class which is to keep America weak so their grand goals of internationalist dominance through such bodies as the UN will be accomplished. What kind of country would we have if we simply had robust nearly unlimited domestic energy production? We wouldn’t have high unemployment, our economy would expand beyond belief, the world would be even more dependent on us and not just for fighting the wars they won’t fight. American greatness would be ensured for generations which is something that the political class does not want because prosperity with out them and their programs is not acceptable.
During the Carter administration (if memory serves me correctly) the Energy Department cabinet position was begun. At the time, America was experiencing long gas lines due to supply having been cut by Arabs (no less) who controlled supply. Since the beginning the Energy Department served no actual function and during subsequent administrations the democrats (after the long gas lines disappeared) pushed for a cabinet level EPA position to regulate the Energy cabinet position.
This is the years to now and the EPA holds more power (though no cabinet level position, unless I am wrong), due to democrat policies, and the Energy cabinet post holds little to no power. In my humble opinion, this is by design of the democrats who see energy (in this country) as a resource for revenue and not an enhancement to wealth for the middle class. Democrats believe if it is not producing revenue for the government it must be regulated in such a manner as to cause that source to be less abundant unless abundance is revenue enhancement to the government. Thus enter the EPA and enter America's dependence on foreign oil. The EPA does not exist in the Middle East, nor do democrats, unless one (rightly) believes the radicals of the Middle East are democrats.
I cannot say everything I typed is absolute, for an opinion is never absolute. Having studied this situation, for years, has generated this (my) opinion. To look at the present, one only has to look at those who issue the permits to mine or drill for America's resources and understand permits cost money, mining and drilling cost money, and the government is there every step of the way mining money from each and every attempt, by our nation, to attain energy independence and self-sufficiency. Maybe it (really) is the New World Order?
What is coming is a complete wipeout of the Leftist elites and their intellectually dishonest media pals. They better get used to the idea, because it is coming. We have had enough.
Fewer words always convey the point more precisely and accurately. Making a note to follow your lead. Though unsure how I will do that ... lol
How have the ‘political internationalists’ kept us from extracting our own resources for DECADES ... at least as far back as the Carter administration?
Why didn’t we become more energy independent during the Bush presidencies?
Why do we still call them “fossil fuels”?
If America wanted energy independence or rather if the leaders of America wanted energy independence it would only be necessary to drill and mine those resources. Why not drill and mine? Is the revenue produced by leaving the resources in the ground important? Important to whom? Revenue for the government or revenue for the people is the question I see and the question constantly decided by not drilling and not mining by those in power.
I pray I am being clear concerning my position, and I did see where StolarStorm believes the EPA has nothing to do with this. How do we know the EPA is not working with those who produce by mining and drilling to not keep prices artificially high?
I have to state here, this is my opinion, and opinion have flaws, yet the flaws of no energy independence are easily overcome, if our nation has the will. The politicians and the EPA should be pushed to the side if America is to attain energy Independence, and lower energy costs ... imho
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