Obama Locks Up 1.6 Million Acres From Oil Development

Do you remember during the first presidential debate this year when Obama lied about his record on oil permits and leases?

It’s just too bad the media never followed up on this and pointed out Obama’s horrible lies.

** The fact is that oil and gas leases, acres, and permits were all down under Obama.

And Obama is already locking up more federal land from oil development.
Human Events reported:

The Obama administration announced Friday it will put a large swath of western lands –1.6 million acres — off limits to oil shale and oil sands leases that hold the potential to develop more than a trillion barrels of oil.

The plan still allows for the development of nearly 700,000 acres in Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming, but one key House Republican criticized the plan for limiting exploration that would further lead to energy independence.

“Allowing safe and responsible energy development on federal lands is a critical step toward reducing our dependence on Middle East oil, but rather than embrace our country’s resources, the president is designating even more federal areas as off-limits,” said Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-Ky.), chairman of the Energy and Commerce subcommittee on energy and power.

“This is after we saw oil production on federal lands decline by an average of 275,000 barrels per day in fiscal year 2011. While other countries like Canada are busy growing their economy by developing their own resources, this administration is busy promoting policies that embargo our own oil from ourselves,” Whitfield said.

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  • Patty

    YES, one person elected into POWER. Denies the best opportunity this nation has to recover.

    He is president again. He is in power again. This is what was elected into office. And he isn’t stopping there.

  • Patty

    for a second time.

  • donh

    Obama is doing these things so we cannot defend ourselves when war breaks out and we need to use our own fuel supplies .

    This ….and Giving Genl. Petraeus the Dominique Strauss Kahn treatment so we no longer have our most effective commander in power…This is all the Putin ” flexibility ” Obama was promising him after the election.

    Obama now mutating into the seasoned Adolph Hitler walking around in his brown leather bomber jacket and swagger stick. War is coming.

  • ★FALCON★

    Who needs oil when a jet liner can reach mach 10 on unicorn farts.

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  • #4 ★FALCON★ … it was difficult for me to keep the coffee in my mouth reading that! LOL

  • Charlie R.

    Think Obummer’s first term was bad? You ain’t seen nothing yet. Now that he has more “flexibility”, he will be working overtime to cripple our economy. We have an abundance of oil, coal, and natural gas, but Obummer wants to make it impossible to extract and use these resources so that energy prices will “necessarily skyrocket”. One more step for Obummer on the road to fundamentally transforming the USA into a poor third world nation.

  • iamsaved

    Obama’s goal is not to cater to the environmentalists and fossil fuel enemies. He’s only using them as tools to accomplish his primary purpose of destroying the Founding Father’s vision of these United States. He will use anything and anyone at his disposal.

    My only hope is that the fuel prices effect the liberal enclaves of this country to the point of bankruptcy. May their heating and electrical costs go so high they start screaming. May they choke on their solar and wind sources of energy. May they be forced to give up their gasoline engine automobiles and have to resort to bicycles. It won’t be long until the “takers” are out in mass against the government when the policies they support start biting them in the rear.

  • Jim

    Yes America, elections do have consequences.

  • aprilnovember811

    If people like $4.00 a gal. gas, they’ll love $8.00 or $10.00. But Obama is King, he can decide and do whatever he wants. How long before they start carpet bombing citizens? God, Jim, please get those pedophiles and rapist union members of Obama’s brown shirts off of you cover page. I’m going to throw up.

    I may be going to Canada everyone. At least they have a Canadian as Prime Minister, and they’re somewhat sane. This was a communist coup, and the Constitution isn’t being enforced anymore. Since no states are leaving the union, and have decided to let him take them to hell, my only recourse may be to go.

  • Yrral Dleifsarb

    The traitor Zero intends to give his sponsor Soros a better return on his investment in Brazil oil, and promote the economic chaos which will be used as a pretext for nationalizing much of private enterprise in the U.S.

  • burt

    Message to Putin: Wait until I am elected again. Then more flexabilty to destroy the United States.

  • Dale

    Mitt Romney was right. Ugh, this is so frustrating. Thank you for your good work Jim – you are the lone voice in the wilderness keeping us informed of all this. Keep up the great work.

  • Joanne

    I don’t know if Americans have figured it out, but the more time goes on, the more people will be on the side of conservatives. The U.S.A. belongs to the people and not to the government. Sometimes you just have to put your neck out to fight for your country. When people actually clue in, you have a muslim usurper dictator who has taken over your country. There may have been an election, but the results are no different that you would expect in any communist country. Obama is NOT an elected President – wrap your mind around it before it is too late. Obama will not be a two-term President, because there will be no such thing as only two-terms for Obama.

  • Marmo

    Until the average, low-information voter sees that what Obama is doing is detrimental to his or her quality of life, they will blissfully live their lives worshipping Obama.

    Things will need to crash for their eyes to open, unfortunately for the rest of us.

    Americans voted for higher gas prices, more debt, bigger deficits, more business regulations, higher food prices, government-run health care, and a war on the rich job producers. 50% or Americans are really, really stupid.

  • http://nation.foxnews.com/obama/2012/11/09/obama-administration-proposes-6125-regulations-and-notifications-last-90-days…Commies are working fast to complete their goals of full dictatorship ……….Only folks that bow-down and kiss his ring will be able to eat have water and be able to work and have fuel to keep warm or be able to travel any where, the borders will be close then to keep Americans in.

  • MR.ED

    Pay back you think the oil cartels droped prices to help Ussa no to help King Obamy win and get ready USSA $6.00-$10.00 .Bad news for working people But if live off the work of others why would you care .King Obamy will just raise taxes on us evil working people to give to his voting pool Ebt cards getting a raise YO

  • Miss Peach

    Get used to $ 5.00 and $ 6.00 a gallon for gas being the norm. Electric and heating bills will go up by 40 per cent. Food prices will skyrocket. A gallon of milk will be $ 5.00. The ones that will be hardest hit will be the lower to middle class. The rich know hwo to take care of themselves. And the sheeple bought into the lie that only those making $ 250,000.00 and over would be taxed while he would cut taxes on the middle to lower class. All lies. They will soon see the results of their stupidity by the massive layoffs that are already happening, our once great healthcare system will become broken, high prices, and many freedoms taken away. Our country will be left weak and defenseless once the cuts to defense happen and we will be ripe for a takeover. Just as it was planned. To all you Obama voters, I hope this bites you very hard. We are heading for a depression greater than the Great Depression. Don’t be surprised if sharia law replaces our Constitution. I and my family will be heading out of the country. We are ready, we are prepared. Hope you all are prepared too.

  • MR.ED

    Fox news is owed in part by Saudi Arabia so they can never ever be TRUSTED.They helped give us their man Mittins and John Mcs caministy rinos turned fox news off that terrible day that america died and will never tune in again They got payed now they will pay for thier LIES Boycott Fox news pimps and whores Pray that Texas and others secede

  • Anthony Durnsford

    Don’t you get it? Higher gasoline prices will have very little effect on this piece of crap’s core constituency. Limosine liberals can afford $8 a gallon gas and the inner city tapeworms use mass transit (which we pay for). It’s the folks who work for a living who’ll bear this burden – you know, the people who voted against him. This is just another example of Obama hiding in plain sight.

  • Marmo

    #20 Anthony

    High gas prices affect everyone. It costs more to harvest and transport food. Plastics are made from petroleum. Think about it.

  • donh

    Higher gas prices cripple the ” fly over ” red state country. The hedonists who live along coastlines voting themselves free money want you all to DIE in the bible belt. High gas prices makes it hard for rural folks to drive the long distances to the urban centers where the hospitals are located. However, if your young daughter happens to get pregnant, they will be happy to send a free limosine escort to taker her to the city abortion clinic.

  • Anthony Durnsford

    Marmo, same thing: rich lefties can afford higher food prices; urban tapeworms don’t pay for food – we buy it for them.

  • http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/50229……Obama taught how destroy the middle-class.

  • its because he wants us to be energy independent.

  • bigL

    Actually this might be the immigration of the North Koreans and the Palestinians (whichev faction) that Larry Grathwohl spoke of in his tape. He was the man that went to Weathermen meetings for the FBI in the Late 70’s early 80s. There the Weathenmen spoke of issues such as knowing that they could not run the entire USA. It would be necessary to bring in millions of Norks and Palis or Red Chinese (iirc) to fill up the areas. Also that 25 million people of the USA would have to be ‘eliminated’ and another 25 million would have to go to education camps.
    Last I looked it was on youtube.
    But this is the fundamental transformation. This phrase is not just multi syllable words to talk fancy. It is a very serious charge or threat. And even tho the H of R passes money issues, Obama bought an entire empty prison in IL with his exec order. Keep that in your head…

  • kato

    Imagine. A government desperate for money closes off a source of billions in income.

    It takes a very small brain — an acorn-size brain, one might say — to dream up the policies of this White House.

    But, hey, the shiny-faced parasites and campus nitwits (students and professors) buy into it.

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  • Medd

    Now you’re going to see how it feels when fuel price increases and you need to keep count on every penny you spend on gas.

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  • Martin

    Brave and indefatigable patriots have kept the legitimacy issue alive. The usurper in the Oval Office has committed one of the biggest frauds in its history on the Republic. He presentation of a forged birth certificate and draft registration to the the nation are felonies. He is using a social security number issued to another person. Until he saw a path to political power being opened for him he claimed to be Kenyan born. There is much more but that makes the point.

    We need to demand the truth about this apparent illegal alien in the Which House and the foundation has been laid with Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s official police investigation. There is only one way it can turn out. That’s why the cowards and MSM propagandists won’t touch it.

    It’s now time to beat the drum and blow the whistles to demand an honest investigation in a proper venue into the eligibility issue.

    That’s what can be done about this clear and present danger.