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CONGRATULATIONS, DEMOCRATS: Interior Department Blocks Access to 1.6 Million Acres of Oil in the West

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Doug Ross

Could one of you Democrats please tell me how the middle class benefits from higher gas prices and fewer jobs?

The disconnect between the administration’s “All-of-the-Above” energy rhetoric and actual policy looks like it’ll continue now that President Obama was reelected. The Hill reports that theInterior Department plans to block 1.6 million acres of federal land from oil development…

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  1. Anonymous

    November 10th, 2012

    there is no disconnect.

    We are being brought to our knees and guns are next.

    When the civil war begins it will be interesting to see if the military and the police end up siding with us or the ghouls.

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  2. Anne

    November 10th, 2012

    That’s just oil. How about the access to huge reserves of natura gas to which companies have been denied, also?

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  3. dude

    November 10th, 2012

    I don’t need oil, I take the bus!

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  4. Bloodless Coup

    November 10th, 2012

    Commander Walter Fitzpatrick III (Ret.)

    Files A Formal Criminal Compliant With The FBI Against Barack Hussien Obama For The Commission Of TREASON.

    http://thejaghunter.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/8-november-2012-formal-criminal-complaint-obama-treason.pdf

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  5. VaGal

    November 10th, 2012

    This is exactly what they want. Any other country can mine for their own resources, except for the US. Because we’re eeevil, that’s why. The people have spoken and they want tyranny. Now shut up and eat your peas, the King and Queen have some partyin’ to do.

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  6. Zapotek

    November 10th, 2012

     
  7. Anne

    November 10th, 2012

    dude says, “I don’t need oil, I take the bus!” Liberal logic.

    That bus uses oil, and if you own anything made of plastic

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  8. Anne

    November 10th, 2012

    that plastic was made from oil, too.

    WTF happened there?

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  9. Gina

    November 10th, 2012

    meanwhile they’ll tell you we’ve had higher oil production than during the bush years

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  10. Mr.Gates

    November 10th, 2012

    Check those thermostats. Obama constituents use more fossil fuels per capita to obtain personal comfort than any other group of people. They just don’t have to worry about paying for the skyrocketing rates because we pay for their home, their home heating and electricity, their food, their clothing, their alcohol, their drugs, their cable TV, their health care, their abortions, and their contraceptives even though THEY WILL NEVER USE THEM. (Notice I didn’t list education. They don’t care about any of that.)

    They don’t give a rats ass about the cost of gasoline. The Democrats will simply increase their benefits.

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  11. Billy Fuster

    November 10th, 2012

    If it weren’t for cowardly republican leaders entrenched in their comfy lifestyles there would have been secession years ago.

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  12. Troy

    November 10th, 2012

    And people in coal country voted for the asshole too.
    “they can’t be reasoned with, because some men just want to watch the world burn”…

    Where is our Dark Knight?

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  13. Lagnar

    November 10th, 2012

    Technically it’s oil shale that they are talking about which is *mined* like coal, not drilled.

    Yes, there is a lot of it, but it’s expensive to extract and uses *huge* amounts of water to get the oil.

    Water is something the Green River basin is lacking. BTW, every gallon of water that flows down the Green and Colorado rivers is already taken. Water is a precious commodity in the arid west.

    I’m not saying oil shale should be off-limits; just look at the big picture and do some research before jumping to conclusions.

    Estoinia gets 95% of its electricity from oil-shale fueled power plants. It’s “cleaner” than coal but produces about 45% ash which is essentially limestone and *lots* of waste water.

    The in-situ method of extraction/processing looks good but still has its drawbacks.

    There is easier oil to get and what the feds lock up today they can unlock tomorrow.

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  14. Jack

    November 10th, 2012

    looks like republican jobs to me… better block that before it becomes a problem…

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  15. Freeshiticus

    November 10th, 2012

    Sucks. I had a job lined up in Green River.

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  16. karen stevens

    November 10th, 2012

    “How about the access to huge reserves of natura gas?”

    what? and pissoff pickens? bet he’s buddies with the counselor from council bluffs, warren buffet

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  17. karen stevens

    November 10th, 2012

    Your comment is awaiting moderation

    WTF4?

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