Sunday, May 17, 2009
ECONOMIC STRANGULATION BY TREASONOUS "OPR"
Alan Note: Oba-Hussein and his team and Adminisration find any excuse they can to support his islamic mentors and financiers from Saudi Arabia , islamic iran and other oil producing countries, to block and oppose any action that would get us through this current crisis and make us self-sufficient from foreign oil imports. The “greens” must be thrilled with the new Obama/Pelosi/Reid (OPR) troika in charge of the federal government. Three times already, the troika has blocked the development of domestic oil resources. During his first week in office, President Obama rescinded his predecessor’s executive order permitting drilling on the continental shelf and in the Green River Formation. Both areas contain abundant oil—especially Green River (under Wyoming, Colorado, and Utah), which has recoverable shale-oil reserves three times the oil reserves of Saudi Arabia. Several weeks later, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar unilaterally canceled 77 oil and gas leases in Utah, on the grounds that (I kid you not) someone might catch a glimpse of temporary drilling equipment from the national park that sits more than a mile away. Next, on March 25, the House of Representatives passed the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 (S. 22) which, among many other things, adds two million more acres to the 107 million acres of protected wilderness already owned by the federal government. (In all, Uncle Sam owns 607 million acres of land.) The main purpose of this law is to prevent the exploration and extraction of oil and gas from these lands, which are estimated to have 300 million barrels of oil and 8.8 trillion cubic feet of natural gas under them. In addition to increasing American dependence on foreign oil by thwarting such domestic development, the OPR/green alliance desires the imposition of expensive cap-and-trade rules to discourage utilities from using coal, which currently provides nearly half of America’s electricity. As Obama candidly explained to the San Francisco Chronicle during his presidential campaign, “If somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can [but cap-and-trade] will bankrupt them because they’re going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that’s being emitted.” FULL ARTICLE : http://mensnewsdaily.com/2009/05/15/economic-strangulation-the-environmentalistdemocrat-war-against-energy/