Skip to comments.Obama Clears the Way to Shut Down Oil Production in the Permian Basin of West Texas
Posted on 04/26/2011 6:28:02 AM PDT by Tom Hawks
From the moment Richard Nixon created the EPA in 1970, and signed the Endangered Species Act (ESA) into law, they have been the primary engines of social change used by leftists environmental elitists to destroy America. They have done so by infiltrating the EPA, and the US Fish & Wildlife (USF&W) the agency which decides what animals will be listed as endangered. Now, 28 years later, these renegade environmentalist wackos are prepared to use the ESA to shut down oil and gas operations in portions of Southeast New Mexico and in West Texas, including the state's top two oil producing counties. All because of a tiny lizard they claim to be endangered, and Obama who has the power to put it on a waiting list has cleared the way for it to be listed.
Through the years the EPA & the ESA have been used to shut down vast areas of America that we as Americans need to survive in a modern world. Areas that contain, rich farmland needed to grow food that both America and foreign countries need to feed billions of people. Forest areas so rich in timber that the price of building homes could be reduced dramatically if only we were allowed to harvest them. Instead, year after year we spend billions fighting fires that reduce the timber to ashes. When it comes to energy, these government paid earth worshipers have used their power to keep us from drilling for oil, and stand in the way of building needed power plants all across America. According to a recent Congressional report America has the largest oil, coal, and natural gas reserves in the world, if tapped we could be completely energy independent. Truth is, America has enough natural energy reserves, timberland, sustainable farm land, freshwater lakes and underground reservoirs that we could reduce the cost of living for each and every American by more than 50%, if only the governments chains of restrictions were removed.
The earth worshiping environmentalists running the USF&W have used an owl to shut down logging in the Northwest, a mouse to shut down wheat farming in Colorado, a minnow and rat to end vegetable growing in California, a frog has closed fish hatcheries in the deep South, while the reintroduction of wolves are endangering the lives of ranchers, farmers, and hunters all across America from the Rockies to Maine. Now they are planning to use a lizard to shut shut down oil production in America's richest source of domestic energy, the Permian Basin of West Texas. We already have one of the largest oil reserves put off limits by the EPA in Anwar Alaska, while Obama is ignoring a Federal judges order to allow drilling to continue in the Gulf. This while almost every communist country in the world has oil wells operating in our backyard, the Gulf of Mexico.
In a logical universe, we would have politicians that would do all they can to make sure Americans had a cost of living so low that no one in America would be struggling to make ends meet. Instead these traitors would rather see Americans struggle to survive while they act as if their various government programs are saving the day. Never before in the history of the world has a countries leaders tried so hard to force its citizens to become so dependent and subservient to other countries. Many of which are our sworn enemies. Can anyone imagine Alexander, Caesar, or even George Washington forcing their citizens to humble themselves before an enemy of lesser power like Persia, Carthage, or England? No, only a modern day Judas, Ephialtes, or Benedict Arnold, would cause their own people to suffer the indignities our leaders so consistently force us to.
The current threat to America's freedom comes from a 3 inch lizard called the Sceloporus Arenicolus, or better known as the Dunes Sagebrush Lizard or the Sand Dune Lizard. It was originally classified as a subspecies of the Sceloporus Graciosus, or Common Sagebrush Lizard. Before they designated the Dune Lizards as a separate species, there were so many of them you could feed them to the Chinese as a delicacy and never run out. It was in 2002 that the Center for Biological Diversity first petitioned to have the lizard listed as endangered. The Bush administration stood in the way of the lizard being listed for 6 years, but last year Obama cleared the way by ordering his administration to back off from delaying the listing. This in spite of the news that Obama has repeatedly refused to grant species the protection for which they are known to qualify adding them instead to the waiting list. So why did he allow this lizard to be listed? There can be only one reason, and that is because Obama wants to destroy America's ability to be energy free. So his relentless attack on America's energy capabilities continues. Go figure.
There was a rally in Roswell NM last week on April 20th that had hundreds protesting the listing and there will be another one on Tuesday April 26th, in Midland Tx at the Midland Center that begins at 5 p.m. with Congressman Mike Conaway will speaking to the concerned citizens. Then on Wednesday April 27th, there will be a public hearing held at 6:30 p.m at the Midland Center. If you want to be heard then be there to support those at the front line in the battle to stop a lizard from shutting down Americas 2 largest working oil wells.
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The following is from the Federal register PDF file. In it the USF&W explains what they are attempting to accomplish through the Endangered Species Act,
We, the USF&W, propose to list the dunes sagebrush lizard (Sceloporus Arenicolus), a lizard known from southeastern New Mexico and adjacent west Texas, as endangered under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. If we finalize the rule as proposed, it would extend the Act's protections to this species. We have determined that critical habitat for the dunes sagebrush lizard is prudent but not determinable at this time.
Proposed Listing Determination We have carefully assessed the best scientific and commercial information available regarding the past, present, and future threats to the dunes sagebrush lizard. The dunes sagebrush lizard faces immediate and significant threats due to oil and gas activities, and herbicide treatments. Habitat loss and fragmentation due to oil and gas development is a measureable factor impacting the species due to the removal of shinnery oak and creation of roads and pads, pipelines, and power lines that create habitat patches and increase the proportion of habitat edge to habitat interior. In addition, impacts that are not easily quantified such as climate change, competition, and pollution may exacerbate adverse effects caused by habitat loss. Cumulative threats to the dunes sagebrush lizard are not being adequately addressed through existing regulatory mechanisms. Oil and gas pollutants are a current and ongoing threat to the species throughout its range.
We believe the following actions may jeopardize this species, and therefore we would seek to conference with BLM and NRCS on these actions:
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The article states that George Bush refused to allow this lizard to be listed for 6 years, but Obama has allowed it to be listed, in spite of the fact that he has not budged on many other animals the left say are more threatened.
Gee, any wonder he is allowing this one to be listed? If they do list it, there could be 1000's of oil wells shut down.
We need to get this out and anyone living in the area needs to attend the rally they are having in Midland Texas today. This whole issue needs to get tons of exposure because the MSM will not do it. It is up to us.
If you have friends or relatives in the area, then call them and tell them to attend if they can. We need a lot of noise to be made about this. Tell Rush, tell Drudge, tell Hannity, Beck, all of the talk circuit needs to alert the nation of what Obama is having done via the endangered species act with this stupid lizard.
I am going to leave for Midland around noon so I can be a part of this. Anyone want to join, I'll see you there.
I am frankly scared having moved to the Basin two years ago.
I don’t work in oil and neither does my wife, but the economy here is one of the few bright spots in the country.
If this passes, I am very concerned.
0bama screws Texas again!
They always accuse us of doing the thing they just did.
The states need to reassert their sovereign control over the land and resources within their state boundaries and tell the fed to pound sand.
FUBO & FAD
Texas is a big target of the commies.
Only a person committed to destroying this nation would allow this to happen in the present difficulty.
When in the Course of human events,...ya’ll know the rest ...
The democrat party with help from too many dickless republicans have been nullifying the Constitutional autonomy granted to the states for years. It is time to take it back.
FUBO & FAD
Go to the rally, I’ll meet you guys there.
We need to get 1000’s there in support so we can get the MSM’s attention.
Sadly the article says that only about 100 showed up last week in Roswell at their rally, we need a lot more to show up to be heard.
DON’T MESS WITH TEXAS!
What has been neglected and which I hope will be brought up is that the oil companies already have agreements with the BLM (which controls much of the land in SE NM) to protect the lizard and its habitat. This is overkill and designed solely to kill the industry in this area so we as a nation have to buy oil overseas. Soros and his investors are smiling.
It’s past time to put the EPA on the Endangered Agencies List, defunding them until it becomes extinct.
Some coming winter, Texas could cut off fuel to the north and east, and Liberals up there will become endangered. That’s what should happen to busy-bodies.
Does he not care about what this would do to the economy in Midland/Odessa?! And how many jobs this would kill?
Compiling a list of what O'Bambi, the usurping _resident hates is exhausting. Here are just a few of his intense hatreds:
But this one is in Texas. And it's been painfully obvious that BHO has a grudge against Texas and Arizona (Bush and McCain).
It appears Texas has some enemies in the administration, and Obama leads the charge.
He is NFG - - he must be driven out of Office. This empty suit is a disgrace to America and its values. He should be brought to trial for treason and fraud.
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