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Jul 11 2012

Obama Sneaks Through 30-Year Drilling Moratorium

The good news: America has plenty of energy resources — more than enough for total self-sufficiently. The bad news: our liberal rulers have placed them off limits:

While the Obama administration was taking a victory lap last week after the 5-4 Supreme Court decision to uphold the president’s signature legislative accomplishment, Obamacare, the Interior Department was using the media black hole to release a much-awaited five-year plan for offshore drilling. That plan reinstitutes a 30-year moratorium on offshore energy exploration that will keep our most promising resources locked away until long after President Obama begins plans for his presidential library. Given the timing, it is clear that the self-described “all of the above” energy president didn’t want the American people to discover that he was denying access to nearly 98 percent of America’s vast energy potential on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS).

This is nothing new for the Manchurian Moonbat.

[S]ince taking office, Mr. Obama and [left-wing Secretary of the Interior Ken] Salazar have worked to restrict access to our offshore oil and gas resources by canceling lease sales, delaying others and creating an atmosphere of uncertainty about America’s future offshore development that has left job creators looking for other countries’ waters to host their offshore rigs. More than 3 1/2 years into the Obama regime, nearly 86 billion barrels of undiscovered oil on the Outer Continental Shelf remain off-limits to Americans. Alaska alone has about 24 billion barrels of oil in unleased federal waters. The Commonwealth of Virginia – where Mr. Obama has reversed policies that would have allowed offshore development – is home to 130 million barrels of offshore oil and 1.14 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. But thanks to the president, Virginians will have to wait at least another five years before they can begin creating the jobs that will unlock their offshore resources.

Once you add those restrictions to the vast amount of shale oil that is being blocked, the administration has embargoed nearly 200 years of domestic oil supply.

Even if the “mainstream” media let people know about this, no one should be surprised. After all, Obama originally ran on a platform of causing energy prices to “skyrocket” and the coal plants that provide half our electricity to go bankrupt, on the grounds that

“We can’t drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times … and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK. That’s not leadership. That’s not going to happen.”

America is in decline for the sole reason that it is ruled by its enemies.

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As if B. Hussein cared about lost American jobs.

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21 Responses to “Obama Sneaks Through 30-Year Drilling Moratorium”

  1. StanInTexas says:

    And let it not be forgotten that this administration, while stopping all American energy exploration, has given loans and subsidies to FOREIGN companies for energy exploration and production with the promise that we will be their biggest customers.

    TREASONOUS!

  2. Sgt Stadenko says:

    Stan,

    Only certain foreign companies (Petrobras). He killed the Keystone XL pipeline, so now the Canadians are looking for other buyers for their increased oil production (China) and the significant price discount we used to get from the Canadians for buying every barrel they could export is now ended.

  3. StanInTexas says:

    That is true, SGT, but that pipeline would have been a greater benefit to America than Canada, so it had to be killed.

    The Petrobras deal benefits Brazil and George Soros, and hurts America.

  4. John Lewis says:

    Speaking as a Canadian, what can one say? American is the most dynamic, creative country that the world has seen since the heyday of the Roman Empire. Whole new industries – the computer industries for example – are almost entirely American in inception.

    Why are you not prospering? “America is in decline for the sole reason that it is ruled by its enemies” – RIGHT ON.

  5. John Lewis says:

    And let there be no doubt. For Canada to prosper America must prosper. One of the many Obama miracles is that Canadian unemployment is lower than American. I have never seen that in my entire life, until Obama arrived on the scene, and for structural reasons it is nearly impossible.

  6. Bill T says:

    Here in the REPUBLIC of TEXAS, where NUMB NUTS has very little control thru public lands this is what can happen!
    http://www.eaglefordshale.com/

  7. Louie says:

    If, at some time in the near future, it is determined that Obama was ineligible to have held office (think birth certificate, SSN, other felonious behavior, etc), then would President Romney be able to declare all of Obama’s actions illegal such that the United States would not be held to agreements made by Obama administration, specifically including his executive orders? If yes, then that may be our one best hope at reversing at least some of the damage he has done to our country.

  8. cmon people says:

    … and, as always, it devolves to me to point out just how profoundly ignorant you people are…

    OK. Lets start here: “America has plenty of energy resources — more than enough for total self-sufficiently”.

    Congratulations. You found part of a fact. (Did it hurt?)

    But then, (for a change of pace), you fall right off the cliff…

    Obama et al have removed that ONE source of energy. Deep water offshore oil, in potentially fragile environments.

    (Which one of you can remember a little adventure in the Gulf – hint: it happened fairly recently – that just might be an event that people less selfish than you are don’t care to repeat?)

    So… Is America “the greatest nation”? Can we innovate to succeed, regardless of circumstances? I thought you were supposed to be team “America, FUCK YEAH!” all the time. Where’s that spirit now?

    And I continue…

    Natural gas is a resource. We have enough for centuries. American technology is massively increasing our ability to turn natural gas into other fossil fuel sources. Literally hundreds of plants online now, and coming online over the next few years. Solar energy is a source. Obama tried to increase domestic production, tried to make America the world’s leader… (see Solyndra, and others) but the GOP’s shortsighted assclowns decided to play politics and roadblock it all instead of thinking about our future… and now China leads the world in solar energy production. (Thanks for that, by the way, you shortsighted political rectal warts).

    Which begs a question, for those of you with enough intellect to rub two brain cells together and have reasonable expectation of a response: why is one the dirtiest, most potentially pollution-creating and difficult-to-contain-when-it-goes-wrong energy sources (offshore oil) the one you have all decided is “the ONE” that must happen?

    What Obama has done here (see if you can follow me… I have little hope, but have to try… ) is to use the pressure of the government’s regulatory power to shift the market (the market. you all crawl up each other’s asses calling him a socialist… but there’s that word “market”…) towards less potentially destructive energy sources. Which is, in fact, one of the useful things a government can do.

    Smart people get it. Smart people approve of the plan, even. If you aren’t among those people… there’s nothing Obama can do to help you (beyond subsidizing a night-school class or two, I suppose… or burning the lot of you as a cleaner energy source for more useful people).

    Dmd.

  9. StanInTexas says:

    So Obama gives MILLIONS of dollars to solar startups that are run by his friends, they go bankrupt and the money vanishes, and you are trying to tell us that is the fault of “GOP’s shortsighted assclowns [who] decided to play politics and roadblock it all“?

    cmon people, adults are talking now, so you need to go play in the traffic!

  10. 762x51 says:

    Nice, that way the Chinese can drill the oil offshore and we can further subjugate ourselves to them as we buy that oil back to heat our homes and drive our cars.

    By strangling our energy resources, opening our borders to illegals of any nationality aiding and abetting our Islamic enemies in the middle east and on July signing the UN Small Arms Treaty which will eliminate gun ownership in the US, The first American Marxist President will have brought down America.

    These people are your mortal, blood enemies. Why the hell doe no one seem to see that? People want to screw around and hope that a chameleon like Romney will save them? Get real, Romney is a flesh colored dildo of politics. He looks real and feels real and can simulate what we want but in the end is a fake who cannot deliver what we really need.

    OVERTHROW this tyranny while we still can.

  11. Clingtomyguns says:

    cmon people says:
    July 11, 2012 at 12:21 pm … and, as always, it devolves to me to point out just how profoundly ignorant you people are…

    Here are some quotes that come to mind about “cmon people”:

    It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt . — George Eliot
    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.– Abraham Lincoln (also attr. Confucius)
    It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.– Mark Twain (1835-1910)
    Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding. — Bible, ‘Proverbs’ 17:28.

    (Which one of you can remember a little adventure in the Gulf – hint: it happened fairly recently – that just might be an event that people less selfish than you are don’t care to repeat?)

    Stan has already aptly responded to the ridiculous statements about the boondoggle solar startups Obama has propped up by taxpayer dollars and guarantees for his political donors that go belly up.

    So the consequence to you, a liberal, of the BP Deepwater Horizon accident means that Obama is right to enact a 30-year moratorium on offshore energy exploration. Does it also make sense to you put a moratorium on driving because according to the National Highway Traffic Administration, motor vehicle accidents occur in any part of the world every 60 seconds. And if it’s all summed up in a yearly basis,there are 5.25 million driving accidents that take place per year. Statistics show that each year,43,000 or more of the United States’ population die due to vehicular accidents and around 2.9 million people end up suffering light or severe injuries. In a certain five year period, there had been recorded a 25% of the driving population who encountered or were involved in car accidents. It is also affirmed that car accidents kill a child every 3 minutes. Only 11 people died because of the Deepwater Horizon accident, a negligible amount compared to driving accidents, why ban Gulf oil exploration but not driving?

    So you think it wise “to use the pressure of the government’s regulatory power to shift the market … towards less potentially destructive energy sources. Which is, in fact, one of the useful things a government can do.”

    Except for the fact that we have a Constitution in this country, which, when properly enforced, limits the power of the government and what it can do to dictate to the market and control the free will of the people on what to buy. In your theory of a “market” it’s “useful” if the government is acting as an unrestrained monopolist (not competitor), in a market determining winners and losers, as Obama does with rewarding his green energy boondoggle cronies.

    “Smart people get it.”

    If you consider yourself “smart people,” then name an example of where a government dictating which products to buy actually lowers prices in any given market (procompetitive). Can your “smart people” name a more efficient energy source to power our society with than fossil fuels, except for nuclear, which libs are against too?

  12. Bill T says:

    cmon people
    Here’s a little refresher for you!
    http://vimeo.com/12933322

  13. whotothewhat says:

    We are getting very close to a lock and load show down with this government. Soon technology coupled with bureaucracy will render any resistance to its rule useless.

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  15. Aridog says:

    Clingtomyguns … isn’t the objective of Obama-Nation to increase prices anyway? It is an effective method of controlling a populace. Right?

    When they say “smart” they mean the people who give up and acquiesce….”better red than dead” was what it was once called. Still is in paradises like North Korea.

    It is hard for way too many people to realize…Obama is a Communist, period.

  16. James says:

    “Even if the “mainstream” media let people know about this, no one should be surprised. After all, Obama originally ran on a platform of causing energy prices to “skyrocket” and the coal plants that provide half our electricity to go bankrupt, on the grounds that

    “We can’t drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times … and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK. That’s not leadership. That’s not going to happen.”
    ————————————

    These 3 video clips can’t be posted enough. Thanks for posting again, Moonbattery. I guarantee at LEAST 55% of the nation has never seen or heard these clips, and would be outraged to hear them. They are an anti-Obama commercial ready-to-order.

    Are you listening, Romney campaign?? Are you listening, Conservative Super PACS?? This MUST be run as a commercial, with Obama’s full quotes in their entirety, so there’s no accusations of being misquoted or taken out of context.

    I’ve got my checkbook ready for anyone who creates a commercial with these clips. But there must be no loud music, no flashing words, and no repetitive sound bites. I hate that crap. It’s confusing, annoying, and turns people off. Instead, just run these 3 video clips in sequence and simply ask the question at the end “Is this what you want?”

  17. AC says:

    This is beyond depriving us of energy – Comrade Chairman is deliberately inflating the trade deficit, ensuring that capital flees from our shores, devaluing the dollar and bringing us closer to ultimate social justice: hyperinflation.

  18. Clingtomyguns says:

    Aridog says:
    July 11, 2012 at 3:21 pm Clingtomyguns … isn’t the objective of Obama-Nation to increase prices anyway? It is an effective method of controlling a populace. Right?

    Of course you’re correct that that’s the end came for our nation’s enemies like Obama. I for one am glad we’re not among this “cmon people” idiot’s so-called “smart people,” whose reptillian brains apparently can comprehend whatever stupidity it is he’s spewing and have it in for America.

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