"Eased the nations' energy needs"...yeah right. The next Saudi Arabia isn't out
there in those scrubby, low producing wells. I heart drilling, too. I hope it
happens within sight of your house, because it won't bother me any if it happens
next to mine.
Ok, let's stop the dithering. The answer should be no. Next you will want the
government to increase the subsidies we already give to the oil companies.
What makes the editorial writer think these leases would be drilled, when the
oil companies haven't drilled on thousands of acres of federal leases they
already own in Utah?
Now c'mon, Obama has said "under my plan energy prices would necessarily
skyrocket." Why all the fuss. Just get ready for an America where everybody
The government of this country seems to be on a suicide mission.
its just another case of the bush bashing that got Obama elected. we elected
someone who couldn't have been elected if we knew him. we elected him as an anti
bush and the greatest public deception of who Obama was. we willingly believed
what he said he was which was far from who obama is. little wonder of where the
flawed research was.every barrel of oil we produce is less money
that can be used for supporting terrorists.drill baby drill.
The best thing to do is deny the leases. There is plenty of property under
lease which has not been explored, much less developed. Let the oil companies
process the leases they have before adding any more to their inventory.
I agree with Furry. Let the leases expire and do more investigating before any
more are granted. This is like a game where little kids think that they have to
grab all the toys at one time.
I don’t buy the assumptions in this article. First, I doubt
the leases had been “rigorously studied already.” The Bush
administration scientists were hamstrung and told to rubber stamp what Bush
wanted.Second, the National Park Service did delay the approval of
the leases because they weren’t consulted as they should be. Again, a
Bush administration oversight, which this article doesn’t mention, even
though it was reported in this newspaper.I am glad that Secretary
Salazar is taking a decent amount of time with the parcels that need a real
"under my plan energy prices would necessarily skyrocket." Funny I can't find
the source.Fox News trying to play the race card had this lie about
Obama letting two "new black panthers" off. The truth was the
justice department dropped those charges on Jan 7, 2008. Obama's inauguration
was on the 19th. :-) I love freedom but I don't have a problem with
zoning laws that don't put schools next to chemical plants. I do have a problem
with the desecration of America's Nation Parks. The reality is 70%
of our current oil leases aren't being used. The public's land isn't state
welfare. I'm a bit sick of this entitlement mentality that Utah has about
It the same with the BLM travel plans. Sierra Club and Salazar said they were
rushed due to Bush. Thing is, they were the result of a decade of work from the
bottom up. Bush had nothing to do with them, but now they're in danger of being
rescinded because of politics. The Obama administration isn't concerned with
study, just pushing the environmentalist agenda.
As for why the current leases are not being used, oil companies still have to
complete a NEPA process before they can drill. That's right, an entire second
level of environmental and archeological review on top of what the BLM has
already done before they can drill. It takes years in some instances, and is
done on the dime of the oil companies.
The Obama administration just opened up 1.8 MILLION acres in Alaska to oil
drilling, and in other western states as well. No one can complain
about President Obama holding back Big Oil.
Yeah, right on.... spill, baby, spill.