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Drilling fees pay for new national forest lands

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  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    April 6, 2012 5:11 a.m.

    Interesting article! I read recently that if the Obama administration would issue drilling permits on national lands, the royalties, taxes and fees paid by ‘big oil” (whom they love to hate) would completely pay off our $16 trillion national debt in less than 10 years! Imagine the irony of that folks!

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    April 6, 2012 7:47 a.m.

    With $16 trillion in debt, you’d think the feds would have enough sense to stop new spending and use resources to cover current obligations. But what should we expect from a misadministration that has rung up new debt faster than anyone in history?