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Obama Admin Objects to Alaska Oil and Gas Development Bill

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posted on Jun, 16 2011 @ 08:08 PM
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Obama Admin Objects to Alaska Oil and Gas Development Bill



nytimes.com


The Obama administration today said a proposal from House Natural Resources Chairman Doc Hastings (R-Wash.) to expedite oil and gas leasing and energy infrastructure permitting in an Alaska reserve could force federal regulators to flout environmental laws and includes a costly, redundant resource assessment.
(visit the link for the full news article)


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posted on Jun, 16 2011 @ 08:08 PM
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High oils prices = high gas prices = high transportation prices = high food and retail prices for the poor and middle class. You know....... allowing drilling again in Alaska and elsewhere would create a lot of jobs...... and I would think lower fuel prices.....so why is Obama against it, except pandering to environmentalists?
One thing is clear.... he does not give a rat's A about the good of the nation. People are suffering... he jokes, partys and plays golf. Turning this economy around would not take much at all yet everything his regime does chokes the economy more.
The Fed Govt needs to start divesting of illegal possessions of American lands.
The possessions belong to WE THE PEOPLE and Not to Govt Bureaucrats.

nytimes.com(vi sit the link for the full news article)
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posted on Jun, 16 2011 @ 09:08 PM
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By the mid 1980s, the Alaskan North Slope was supplying about a quarter of U.S. oil production.
Northern Alaska today offers the U.S. an opportunity to stabilize or even increase domestic oil supply. Exploiting that opportunity proved an extraordinarily valuable contribution to enhancing the security of U.S. supply in the past. Given the prospects for future world supply, the value of the opportunity today is as great if not greater than it was then. But today the opportunity is not being seized, but forgone.



posted on Jun, 16 2011 @ 09:21 PM
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So they should ignore existing environmental regulations?

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posted on Jun, 16 2011 @ 09:23 PM
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the regs came about because of the oil companies previous disasters.OIL spils , etc remember those
?



posted on Jun, 16 2011 @ 09:28 PM
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hello?

high gas prices are so he can push his green agenda

dont expect him to drill in alaska or go for the vast oil shale deposits that hold over 70% of this countrys oil reserves.

people dont matter his agenda does and to destroy mutltitrillion dollar industries to go green



posted on Jun, 16 2011 @ 09:48 PM
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Originally posted by neo96
hello?

high gas prices are so he can push his green agenda

dont expect him to drill in alaska or go for the vast oil shale deposits that hold over 70% of this countrys oil reserves.

people dont matter his agenda does and to destroy mutltitrillion dollar industries to go green


And how should we access all of that wonderful crude without violating existing environmental protection laws in existence for years?

I mean, I know most Americans think oil and gas come at no environmental expense, but it isnt.



posted on Jun, 16 2011 @ 09:55 PM
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when people are hoofing it to work and begin to starve and they have no clothes because it takes $1000 bucks to fill up i think those epa laws will become a thing of the past or will they?

those same laws are why gas is so expensive in the first place sooner or later something will have to be done.

but wait no it wont be drilling americans will be forced whether they like it or not and whether they can afford it or not to buy new cars and vehicles because of the green initiative.

high gas prices is a means to an end.

americans forced to buy that crap all made in china or india.



posted on Jun, 16 2011 @ 10:01 PM
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Would your suggestion be to cause further IRREVERSIBLE environmental degradation in the name of perpetuating our consumer economy for a few more years?

Are you suggesting we repeal all environmental regulation so that people can continue to enjoy some of the lowest gas prices in the western world?



posted on Jun, 16 2011 @ 10:04 PM
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i am in favor of lessening restrictions to a certain degree the alternative is bankrupting americans either way



posted on Jun, 16 2011 @ 11:44 PM
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I think the objection was ro show Obama cares about the environment, and that oil is'nt everything. But,

perhaps he is pushing his green agenda, it's as if tptb actually want high fuel prices as well to destroy the US and

world economy while their at it.



posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 07:13 AM
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It would'nt matter if we opened up all of Alaska to drilling today. It would still takes years for the oil to hit the markets. It would'nt lower gas prices one cent. You do realize we consume three times the oil we produce every day. If we tapped every available barrel of oil in this country we would still need to import oil.



posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 12:17 PM
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Originally posted by Surfrat

High oils prices = high gas prices = high transportation prices = high food and retail prices for the poor and middle class. You know....... allowing drilling again in Alaska and elsewhere would create a lot of jobs...... and I would think lower fuel prices.....so why is Obama against it, except pandering to environmentalists?


Because we have to buy our oil from Saudi Arabia.




posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 12:21 PM
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Originally posted by lokdog
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It would'nt matter if we opened up all of Alaska to drilling today. It would still takes years for the oil to hit the markets. It would'nt lower gas prices one cent. You do realize we consume three times the oil we produce every day. If we tapped every available barrel of oil in this country we would still need to import oil.



That's a recipe for paralysis.
Start drilling now and stop making excuses.



posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 02:23 PM
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Did you not learn anything from the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico?



posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 08:40 PM
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Electric vs. Gas Cars
Chevrolet Volt
Price $40,280
Plug-in range 35 miles
Gas mileage 35 city / 40 Hwy

Chevrolet Cruze Eco
Price
$18,175
Mileage
28 City / 42 Hwy

Price Difference $22,000
That Buys a lot of GAS!
AND when charging the Volt battery with electricity;
remember that 90% of electricity is made from dirty ole COAL!
Environmentally friendly?

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posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 08:56 PM
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yeah i learned obama penalized american companies and ban offshore drilling who did nothing wrong.

for a foreign company and then sent billions overseas to let other people drill and not us.

and for those who dont get it it bp stands for british petroleum



posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 10:35 PM
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re: OP--So, as usual, we have oil companies saying they just cant make a profit unless we let them completely destroy the environment, while the corporate apologists try and spin it like this hurts the 'common man'. "The common man' benefits FAR more from a functioning ecosystem, clean water, air, food, etc, then he does from paying 3 cents less at the pump 5 years from now. The only 'people' harmed by existing environmental regulations are the oil companies CEO profit margins.

Besides, none of the corporate apologists have EVER been able to explain the logic of using up all our oil NOW, so there is even less in the future, driving prices up even FURTHER!




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