Obama & Conventional Energy

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Basic Energy Facts

http://instituteforenergyresearch.org/hardfacts.pdf

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Our Vast Energy Reserves, Obama Notwithstanding

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/05/our_vast_energy_reserves_obama_notwithstanding.html

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GAO: Recoverable Oil in Colorado, Utah, Wyoming ‘About Equal to Entire World’s Proven Oil Reserves’

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/gao-recoverable-oil-colorado-utah-wyoming-about-equal-entire-world-s-proven-oil

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Lifting Drilling Restrictions Could Increase U.S. Reserves by 30 Percent, Study Finds

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/lifting-drilling-restrictions-could-increase-us-reserves-30-percent-study-finds

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It all sounds like an economic miracle, and it is.  So why is Obama trying to kill it?

http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/05/obama_wants.html

[That's interesting.  ASND is always asking the "Why" question too.]

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Oil Shale:

Oil shale deposits in the Green River Formation are estimated to contain up to 3 trillion barrels of oil, half of which may be recoverable, which is about equal to the entire world’s proven oil reserves.

http://science.house.gov/sites/republicans.science.house.gov/files/documents/hearings/HHRG-112-%20SY20-WState-AMittal-20120510.pdf

[That report, btw, was not produced by an oil industry-funded organization.  Rather, it was produce by the U.S. government's own Government Accountability Office.]

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[Obama's] Interior Department on Friday issued a final plan to close 1.6 million acres of federal land in the West originally slated for oil shale development.

http://thehill.com/blogs/e2-wire/e2-wire/267095-interior-proposes-shielding-federal-lands-in-west-from-drilling

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A Bush-Cheney Green Energy Project That May Increase America’s Proven Natural Gas Reserves by a Factor of 100

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/05/a_bush-cheney_green_energy_project_that_may_increase_americas_proven_natural_gas_reserves_by_a_facto.html

[ASND asks readers to let us know when Barack Obama get on board.]

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Obama’s Oil and Gas Folly

http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/08/obamas_oil_and_gas_folly.html

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… the Obama Administration is doing everything in its power to prevent companies that obtain offshore leases from actually drilling and producing oil…

http://thf_media.s3.amazonaws.com/2012/pdf/bg2717.pdf

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Obama Policies Making US More Dependent on Persian Gulf Oil

http://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/2012/08/28/u-s-oil-imports-from-the-persian-gulf-and-saudi-arabia-grow-in-2012-and-administration-policies-may-be-to-blame/

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Don’t believe that we are short of resources of oil, natural gas, or coal…

Don’t believe we can ever be energy independent…

Our goal should be energy security, to be obtained by efficient development of our own onshore and offshore resources, pipeline links to Canada’s vast reserves of oil, working with Mexico to reverse the decline in its production, somehow forcing the price of oil to reflect the security costs associated with imports, and developing sensible policies for the use of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve…

Don’t believe that the President can do anything in the near term about the price of gasoline, but do believe that a long-term policy of developing our oil and, in the future, natural gas reserves can add to world supplies and bring some downward pressure on crude oil prices…

Don’t believe that the [Obama administration] is capable of picking the winners on which to lavish taxpayer funds, which it continues to do.”

http://www.hudson.org/files/publications/EnergyPolicy–Stelzer052012FinalWeb.pdf

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 [Liberal] Consumers will blame the power companies for the increases, not realizing it is [the Obama administration] that wants them to pay sky high prices for electricity and has fashioned policies to see that it happens.”

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/03/epas_first_salvo_in_their_war_on_co2.html

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Obama, the oiliest president in American history, has done everything in his power to destroy the oil industry in America, virtually shutting down production in the Gulf of Mexico, off our continental shelf, and in and around Alaska — anywhere he could, except on private land…  The price of gasoline is high because Barack Obama wants it to be high. How do we know this? He told us, over and over again…  The president’s imbecilic battle against the fossil fuel industry, prosperity, and energy self-sufficiency is a losing proposition, disastrous for our economic well-being.

http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/04/obamas_endless_energy.html

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DOE Secretary Steven Chu:

Chu: DOE working to wean U.S. off oil, not lower prices

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0212/73408.html#ixzz1nm1QAJGh

[ Wanna   try   Chu-in'  on  that   for  a  little   while ,   America ?]

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Petroleum Industry Calls Interior Secretary’s Oil Claims ‘Fundamentally Absurd’

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/petroleum-industry-calls-interior-secretary-s-oil-claims-fundamentally-absurd

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Fact Checking President Obama’s Claims About Domestic Energy Production

http://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/2012/01/20/fact-checking-president-obamas-claims-about-domestic-energy-production/

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Hallucination: Obama wants 80% of energy from ‘clean’ sources by 2035

http://junkscience.com/2012/02/22/hallucination-obama-wants-80-of-energy-from-clean-sources-by-2035/

[The article cites a graph from Obama's own U.S. Energy Information Administration revealing that less than 10% of America's energy today is obtained through renewable sources, and more than half of that is from wood burning and hydroelectricity.]

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Obama Administration [Said] No to Oil, Yes to Biofuels

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/obama-administration-says-no-oil-yes-biofuels

[ All ASND can say is, “ Thank   God   he   did .” ]

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Obama’s Real Energy Policy

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/08/obamas_real_energy_policy.html

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Obama State Department set to cede oil-rich Alaska islands to Russia

http://www.worldnewstribune.com/2012/02/20/obama-state-department-set-to-cede-oil-rich-alaska-islands-to-russia/

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Natural Gas:

Cheap Natural Gas and Its Democrat Enemies

A primer on shale gas

http://www.americanthinker.com/2010/02/cheap_natural_gas_and_its_demo.html

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Frack Attack

Cracking the Case Against Hydraulic Fracturing

http://energy.i2i.org/files/2012/07/IP_10_2012_c.pdf

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Obama USDA delays shale drilling, up to 200k jobs

http://campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/obama-usda-delays-shale-drilling-200k-jobs

and…

… in order to prop up failing solar companies, Obama needs to force natural gas prices higher.

http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/04/brightsource_and_the_fracking_task_force.html

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Importing liquefied natural gas from the U.S. is an obvious solution, and one that benefits both Japan and the U.S.  But instead of reaching an agreement, Obama and Noda merely ‘acknowledged the significance of proceeding with discussions,’ which is diplomatese for ‘no deal’ at this time.  According to reports, administration officials told the Japanese that they could not reach an agreement because of ‘political sensitivities.’  So the reason millions of Americans are without jobs is the president’s ‘political sensitivities.’

http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/06/export_natural_gas_to_create_jobs.html

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[Natural] Gas rebranded as green energy by EU

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/may/29/gas-rebranded-green-energy-eu?newsfeed=true

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A Gold Rush of Subsidies in Clean Energy Search

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/12/business/energy-environment/a-cornucopia-of-help-for-renewable-energy.html?_r=1&pagewanted=print

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Obama launches Justice task force to look into gas prices

Yet, without spending a single dime of taxpayer money, most of us already know the answer.

Gasoline and Dollars: Supply and Demand

[Go figure.]

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Coal:

Obama Tightens Screw on America’s Coal Supply

http://finance.townhall.com/columnists/maritanoon/2011/11/06/obama_tightens_screw_on_americas_coal_supply/print

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Tougher emission rules at U.S. power stations will likely force coal companies to make up for lost domestic customers by exporting more to countries in Asia where environmental regulations are less stringent…

http://in.reuters.com/article/2012/03/28/coal-idINL2E8ESWND20120328

and…

… in 2008, President Obama did promise to bankrupt the coal industry… so, that’s at least one promise he’s kept…

http://townhall.com/tipsheet/erikajohnsen/2012/03/01/its_happening_5_coalfired_power_plants_shutting_down/print

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The EPA should revisit its proposed ban on new coal-fired power plants.  It is bad policy for several reasons:

http://www.manhattan-institute.org/pdf/ir_13.pdf

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Obama’s Disastrous Energy Record

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/11/obamas_disastrous_energy_record.html

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[Obama's] general policy is comprehensively described in one pithy sentence: punish your friends (Canada, Israel, Poland, Mexico, etc.) and reward your enemies (Russia, Iran, Venezuela, etc.)…  After getting kicked in the teeth by Obama, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper quickly announced that Canada will export more oil to China.

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/11/obamas_green_war_continues.html

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Energy in America: No Bridge to Oil

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/11/28/energy-in-america-no-bridge-to-oil/

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Keystone XL Pipeline

The Keystone XL Energy Project Is Much More Than A Pipe Dream

http://www.forbes.com/sites/robertbradley/2011/10/19/the-keystone-xl-energy-project-is-much-more-than-a-pipe-dream/

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“… the Keystone XL pipeline BY ITSELF, if it ever gets federal approval… would have provided about 46 percent more energy to the U.S. economy than all the solar panels and wind turbines in the country did in 2010.”

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/print/283587

and…

For all the need to wean the United States from its dependence on imported fossil fuels, it’s important to be realistic about meeting the nation’s energy needs in the meantime. Saying no to the Keystone pipeline is an empty gesture that would undermine U.S. energy security.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/opinion/editorials/story/2011-10-26/Keystone-oil-pipeline-build/50941230/1

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Warren Buffett, the Keystone Pipeline, and Crony Capitalism

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/10/warren_buffett_the_keystone_pipeline_and_crony_capitalism.html

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Obama’s Indefensible Pipeline Punt

http://www.american.com/archive/2011/november/obamas-indefensible-pipeline-punt

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Obama Keystone Decision Halts Creation of 20,000 Jobs

http://epw.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Minority.PressReleases&ContentRecord_id=8f8b69de-802a-23ad-4c2c-127721805e13

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… President Obama was caught in between two very important parts of his core constituency. He concluded that he could afford to offend neither and so, as is all so typical of the man, he chose to offend everyone else instead.”

http://frontpagemag.com/2011/11/15/obamas-keystone-evasion/print/

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Canadian Oil Project Drifts Closer to China

http://frontpagemag.com/2012/01/17/canadian-oil-project-drifts-closer-to-china/print/

[“Drifts?]

Killing Keystone

http://frontpagemag.com/2012/01/19/killing-keystone/print/

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Why Obama Turned Down the Keystone XL Pipeline

http://pjmedia.com/ronradosh/2012/01/19/why-obama-turned-down-the-keystone-xl-pipeline/?print=1

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[Warren] Buffett’s Burlington Northern [Railroad] Among Winners From Keystone Denial

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-01-23/buffett-s-burlington-northern-among-winners-in-obama-rejection-of-pipeline.html

[ Therefore  what ?]

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Obama Blames Republicans, Hides Behind His Own State Dep’t, in Rejecting Keystone Pipeline

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/obama-blames-republicans-hides-behind-his-own-state-dept-rejecting-keystone-pipeline

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Keystone XL and Obama’s Subjugation Economics

http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/01/keystone_xl_and_obamas_subjugation_economics.html

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As Obama [kills] controversial Keystone oil pipeline, vast network of pipelines already in place

… its state-of-the-art design would make it safer than many of the country’s aging pipelines.”

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/01/21/while-obama-delays-controversial-keystone-oil-pipeline-vast-network-energy/

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Get Ready for Higher Gas Prices

http://pjmedia.com/blog/get-ready-for-higher-gas-prices/?print=1

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Experts estimate shipping by rail instead of pipeline adds anywhere from $5 to $10 to the price of a barrel…

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/03/20/trains-roll-from-north-to-fill-void-left-by-failed-keystone-pipeline/?test=latestnews

[And that does what, again, to the price of gasoline?]

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Canadian oil executives this week are personally warning U.S. lawmakers that the delay in the Keystone XL pipeline has repercussions on U.S.-Canada trade relations.”

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0512/76130.html#ixzz1uSvjRUYW

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Pipelines Are Safest for Transportation of Oil and Gas

http://www.manhattan-institute.org/html/ir_17.htm

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Fossil fuel production on federal lands at 9 year low

http://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/2012/03/15/fossil-fuel-production-on-federal-lands-at-9-year-low/

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Nuclear Power:

President Obama’s decision to abandon plans for removing the waste to the Yucca Mountain repository in Nevada creates an uncertainty that could be a barrier to the expansion of nuclear power.  Two nuclear policy experts argue that the 1982 Nuclear Waste Policy Act provides sufficient confidence that spent nuclear fuel will be removed and, thus, that the waste confidence rule is unnecessary and should be abandoned.

http://thf_media.s3.amazonaws.com/2012/pdf/bg2657.pdf

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Obama’s War on Nuclear Power

http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/10/obamas_war_on_nuclear_power.html

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Number of New Oil Wells and New Leases Have Decreased Under Obama, Data from BLM Show

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/number-new-oil-wells-and-new-leases-have-decreased-under-obama-data-blm-show

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… a video of a top EPA official [shows him] saying the EPA’s ‘philosophy’ is to ‘crucify’ and ‘make examples’ of oil and gas companies – just as the Romans crucified random citizens in areas they conquered to ensure obedience.

http://cnsnews.com/blog/craig-bannister/epa-officials-philosophy-oil-companies-crucify-them-just-romans-crucified

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America stands on the cusp of an energy boom, so long as the [Obama administration] doesn’t derail the prosperity train barreling down the tracks out of North Dakota.”

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/04/great_news_for_america_from_north_dakota.html

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Some Republican lawmakers have seized on the fuel’s $26-a-gallon price, compared to $3.60 for conventional fuel.  They paint the program as a waste of precious funds at a time when the U.S. government’s budget remains severely strained, the Pentagon is facing cuts and energy companies are finding big quantities of oil and gas in the United States.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/02/us-usa-navy-greenfleet-idUSBRE86106X20120702

[ASND wonders, if this new fuel costs nearly EIGHT TIMES as much as conventional fuel, why are there only Republicans criticizing this program?  Would taxpayers be willing to pay EIGHT TIMES the current cost for gasoline in their own cars?]

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Energy-Related Tax Preferences and Job Creation: Which Industries Provide the Best Value for Taxpayers?

http://www.manhattan-institute.org/html/ir_18.htm

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