Barack Obama is the worst jobs president since the Great Depression and does not intend to change his position anytime soon…
The Obama Administration is set to pass new rules and regulations to limit the fracking industry, slow production, and kill jobs.
MyFOXNY reported, via Free Republic:

The Obama administration will soon issue sweeping new environmental safety rules for hydraulic fracturing on federal land, setting a new standard that natural gas wells on all lands eventually could follow.

The rules, which are likely to be unveiled by the Interior Department within days, are designed to address concerns that the method of extracting natural gas known as “fracking” can contaminate groundwater. Among other things, they create new guidelines for constructing wells and treating waste water, according to a draft of the proposed rules reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.

At the same time, the department loosened a proposed requirement for companies to disclose the chemicals they use to extract natural gas from the earth, after the industry complained an earlier version would slow drilling too much.

The change, which disappointed environmentalists, is a fresh sign that the administration is heeding industry concerns after Republican complaints of over-regulation.

Last month, the Environmental Protection Agency gave the industry two years to comply with new air quality standards for oil and natural gas wells after the industry complained it would be difficult to meet new standards. Initially, the department wanted energy companies to specify in advance which chemicals they put into fracking fluids.

Under the draft rules, they would instead have to identify the chemicals after they have already put them into the ground. In the weeks leading up to the proposal of the rules, several oil and natural gas companies, including Exxon Mobil and Apache Corp. met with top White House officials to weigh in on possible changes.

Apache declined to comment. ExxonMobil declined to comment.

The Natural Resources Defense Council praised the administration for reducing the potential for contamination under the new rules but said it was disappointed the department had loosened the chemical disclosure requirement.

 

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  1. Anybody want to join my new “E” Party? Our motto is ENOUGH!

  2. Here is the layout of the master plan “If I wanted America to Fail”

    One presumes they don’t really want America to fail but I can’t understand why they don’t see the consequences of their actions.

  3. Make no mistake. This is the opening salvo by the Obama administration, the EPA, and all of the eco-whacko movements to kill natural gas extraction. Regulations regarding fluids used will keep environmental law suits sprouting forever.

  4. “All the above!”

  5. Obama must think he’s already won the fight. He doesn’t even try to mask his real intentions any longer.

  6. kids and lefties pleased. Oil is a boogey man. boomers happy in a cognitive dissonance way….
    Why? because it sticks a thumb in the eye of the establishment….the boomers’ parents so to speak.
    It is always the boomer parents.
    But without oil boomers, cars grind to a halt, no travel in yr retirement, no meds, you stupid dopes.
    “this is your brain….thisis your brane on drugs…”

  7. Here’s a conundrum to puzzle out:

    1. The Government is “by the people for the people” which suggests all government holdings, employees, partisan hacks and property belongs to “We the people”.
    2. If the govenment’s Bosses (us’ins) want to frack on our property, who is tell us no?
    3. Where did this watermelon abomination get the idea it can rule with impunity and without consequences?

  8. All private jobs must be destroyed by the Obama regime in order to turn this country into the 3rd world hellhole the Democrats demand.

  9. I can’t understand why they don’t see the consequences of their actions.

    IF they don’t see the consequences of their actions, it is because they don’t care about the consequences. THE WANT MORE POWER.

  10. The three cases brought by the EPA/DOE/DOI, etc. to prove fracking caused ground water contamination all proved false, but that doesn’t stop the eco-terrorists running those agencies from pressing on.

  11. To say that frakking causes earthquakes is the same as quarry blasting causes earthquakes. Neither is true. When this dope is gone, we will have much to unwind. Right after Deathcare is repealed, the resignation of every employee at the EPA is next. Utter house clean of that mob of Reds. MAY DAY!!

  12. It’s a good thing that we have ALGAE to fall back on….sigh.

    The only good thing about bypassing congress is the next president call undo the damage with the stroke of a pen.

  13. Be weary about this. I have been reading about fracking in PA and WV and they seems to have the situation well under control. This additional layer is not needed, just more federal overreach.

  14. Our economy cannot recover robustly unless and until we fully exploit our hydrocarbon energy producing resources.

    Job creation, restoration of our foreign trade balance, ending foreign oil dependency, and rebuilding our domestic manufacturing cannot occur until we produce inexpensive, reliable, long term, profitable energy from our plentiful hydrocarbon sources. It is obvious that Obama is committed to prevent this from occurring.

    Call it what you will, I call it treason.

  15. This @ssclown would have America back on horse and buggy if we’d let him!!!! Time to take him and his EPA down this next election………

  16. The Obama administration will soon issue sweeping new environmental safety rules for hydraulic fracturing on federal land,…

    Because the answer to the problems that plague us is even more regulation…

  17. without coal, natural gas and oil, there would be no electricity to plug those “green cars” in to recharge their batteries. this only increases costs of electricity for the rest of the people. with increased energy costs, everything we consume is impacted by higher prices. what a mess.

  18. Why not Lithium Batteries in Chevy Volts! That’s the solution /s/

    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080316125758AAtIgCv

    “Lithium is widely distributed on Earth and is the 33rd most abundant element;however, it does not naturally occur in elemental form due to its high reactivity. Estimates for crustal content range from 20 to 70 ppm by weight. In keeping with its name, lithium forms a minor part of igneous rocks, with the largest concentrations in granites. Granitic pegmatites also provide the greatest abundance of lithium-containing minerals, with spodumene and petalite being the most commercially-viable mineral sources for the element.

    Lithium metal, due to its alkaline tarnish, is corrosive and requires special handling to avoid skin contact. Breathing lithium dust or lithium compounds (which are often alkaline) can irritate the nose and throat; higher exposure to lithium can cause a build-up of fluid in the lungs, leading to pulmonary edema. The metal itself is usually a handling hazard because of the caustic hydroxide produced when it is in contact with moisture causing an explosion. Lithium should be stored in a non-reactive compound such as naphtha or a hydrocarbon

    Most lithium comes from South America, where the cheapest extraction method evaporates salty brine in ponds lined with toxic PVC, Erceg said. And in lithium-rich regions of Chile, mining the material uses two-thirds of the area’s drinking water.

    Erceg described another exploratory method–of piping in ocean water to mine minerals–as inefficient because it requires treating the saline water first.”

  19. This is where the states just plainly say ” Umm. No. No piss off”



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