Obama Already Closing Federal Lands to Energy Production

I recall in two of the presidential debates that Barack Obama stated that he was all for the increase in oil, natural gas and coal production as well as the development of green energy sources.  I knew that he was a liar and his actions less than a week after winning his second term, has proven me right.

This past Friday, the Interior Department announced its final plans to close off 1.6 million acres of federal land which was originally scheduled for possible oil shale development under the George W. Bush administration.  All of the land in question is in the western part of the country.

They cited environmental concerns raised by the Bureau of Land Management.  Those concerns include the possible damage to sage grouse habitats and areas that exhibit wilderness characteristics.

What? Wilderness characteristics?  Please tell me what land outside a city or town that does not exhibit wilderness characteristics.  If you saw my backyard at different times this past year, you could have said it was exhibiting wilderness characteristics.  I’ve studied range ecology and range management and using the term ‘wilderness characteristics’ is one of the most ambiguous and ridiculous statements I’ve ever heard.

Democrats are trying to appease Republicans and the energy community by pointing out that 677,000 acres in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming will be made available to oil shale exploration, as if that makes up for the 1.6 million acres that will be closed off.  Some Democrats like Utah’s Sen. Mark Udall who said:

"I am glad the Interior Department is taking measured steps to encourage research and development of our oil shale resources. With water being one of our most precious commodities in the West, I have concerns about the potential impacts of commercial oil shale development. Nonetheless, I look forward to seeing this technology explored further."

Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY) disagrees, saying:

“This proposal will place further limitations on the exploration and development of our country’s natural resources and is yet another example of how this administration continues to stand in the way of North American energy independence."

I believe that this is the first of many such actions that the Obama administration will be taking that will drastically limit the development of America’s oil, natural gas and coal resources.  Obama will continue to block and hinder our attempts to become energy independent to keep us dependent upon the nations that hate us and to further push his green energy programs.

I knew Obama was lying during the debates and his campaign and it’s taken less than a week to prove it.  I still don’t know how the American people were so stupid and gullible to give him a second term when all he really deserved was a jail cell.


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  • Screeminmeeme

    51% of the American people gave Obama another 4 years to destroy America....and he hasn't wasted a minute in implementing more destructive policies. Stay tuned.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Victor-Barney/100000502045724 Victor Barney

      Hello, over 70% of our VOTER'S ARE GATHERER'S! I'M TALKING PRIMARILY ABOUT OUR WOMEN, THE "TOOL" OF THE DEVIL FOREVER! As long as Satan is loose, our WOMEN ARE HIS TOOL! NO? THEN, JUST WATCH, AS LONG AS "YOU" REMAIN ALIVE, that is...

      • Screeminmeeme

        Victor Barney.......As a woman who has lived nearly 70 years in service to Jesus Christ, I take offense to your statement. Women are NOT the tools of the devil...any more than men are. Any human being, whether male or female, who is uncommitted to God and unaware of the devices of the enemy, can be used by Satan for his purposes. No one is lumping all men together and calling them the devil's tools and its an insult as well as a lie to say the same about all women.

        BTW....Do you happen to be a Muslim? I ask because Islam regards women just as you do. Muhammed said that hell is mostly populated by women, they have half a brain, are the greatest threat to men and must be controlled.

        Just wondering.

  • Robalou01

    Now that he's stolen the election Odumbo will magnanimously approve the Keystone pipeline as a sop to the energy industry. Unless of course he's planning for a third term and wants to appease the environmentalists. What a POS this man is!

    • Phillip_in_TX

      How can you use the word "man" when referring to "it's not my fault Obama?" Just curious.

      • CoffeeNerves

        "Animal" would best describe this jerk!

        • http://www.facebook.com/dan.stewart.908347 Dan Stewart

          Why do you want to bad mouth animals? An animal would never do the crap this idiot has & is doing.

  • ICOYAR

    Obummer needs to be impeached IMMEDIATELY

    • cruiseman

      I agree with your sentiments but with the Senate in the hands of the leftists, it would be a waste of time and money for the House to impeach him.

      • friartuck

        The Republicans work for the same globalists as the Democrats. So, good luck hoping that our dying Republic will get any help from the House. They all march to the same NWO drum....

        • cruiseman

          Which Republicans work for George Soros?

        • just ramblin

          They share the SAME DREAM,only they don't have the B%%ls to do it ,so they are happy with the ILLEGAL,then they can blame it on him ,but won't do anything about it.
          That is why they don't put forth a candidate that can win,and that is why the YELLOWBELLY beohner won't do anything,he is part of the party regime.
          That is why they don't support TEA PARTY( REAL) AMERICANS!!!!!!
          just rambling

    • CoffeeNerves

      Fat chance!
      We have him for four more years, or longer, no matter what the Pathological Lying Megalomaniac does!
      May all who voted for this incompetent, corrupt clown rot in HELL forever!

    • StephenFR

      ICOYAR, Not so sure. Lets look at that. President Joe? Get rid of him we have President Hilary. Not a lot of good options here.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/IGKIMVYO2JN57IHEH3S6HGLDHQ WILLIAML

      The GOP should have done that within the first four years.
      I figured the GOP had 2010 to 2012 to do it but all they did was talk about it.
      They had more than enough against obama to impeach him
      If they would have done that instead of just talk, we would not have him now.
      Now it is hard to impeach him because he just got re elected

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Victor-Barney/100000502045724 Victor Barney

    Get this folks: Chicago's Marxist "weathermen" group led by Billy Ayers, Bernardine Dohrne & company(e.g., Bernardine also directed the Manson Group in California, remember them?) HATE ONLY ANGLO-SAXON AMERICA! THEY WANT U.S. TO BE DEAD MARXISTS TOO! Just saying...

  • OldProudArmedWhiteGuy

    " They cited environmental concerns raised by the Bureau of Land
    Management. Those concerns include the possible damage to sage grouse
    habitats and areas that exhibit wilderness characteristics. "

    I've seen vacant lots in New York City and Los Angeles that exhibited "wilderness characteristics" .... including some "wild animals".

  • LeSellers

    Mark Udall is, to my everlasting embarrassment, a senator from Colorado, not Utah.

    Hatch and Lee are both Republicans.

    Mr. O'bama, will there ever be any Jobs?

    • Phillip_in_TX

      To answer your last question, there is good news and bad news. The good news is there will be more jobs. The bad news is they will be everywhere but here.

  • ARMYOF69

    Let's toss out all illegal aliens and their children. That could give us some of the votes back next time.

    • djw663

      But that was 11 million votes for Obama why would he throw them out?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BFEWWC44JYOFZ4K7MKFD4RNX4E Sam

    Who is obama saving this oil for? Is he waiting for the Muslim Brotherhood to take over our country? He said he was for jobs but his policies prove he is a liar. Who will stop this maniac? He has been working to help with the Muslim caliphate. Look at his support of the Muslim Brotherhood, sending them money and weapons. Look at how he helps to flip Muslim countries so far. Now he is trying to help the Muslim Brotherhood flip Syria so they can take over. I hate these liberal journalists who hide the truth instead of telling it. Do they honestly believe they are on the right side? They are morons! We must speak out about who obama is and what he is doing. Our national treasury is being robbed and obama is printing worthless money. This is exactly what Germany was going through when Hitler came to power. Don't trust obama and don't trust congress. The ones who aren't criminals are cowards and morons. I am sick to my stomach over the whole mess.

    • http://twitter.com/scarlettscrap melinda paris

      Sam, You are 100% correct. I'm afraid this free country as we have grown up in and been apart of is doomed, and that is his plan to bankrupted us, make us totally dependent on Big Gov't. Why can't people see that? What is wrong with Americans? I'm like you, I'm just sick over this craziness, its like a bad dream. People, He is a Muslim, and a socialist...please recognize the signs.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BFEWWC44JYOFZ4K7MKFD4RNX4E Sam

    We need a national movement calling for obama's impeachment.

  • ajk105

    Well the youth carried the vote. But my neighbors teenagers, that do work for me around my house, were all for him. It took me about 4 months of showing them the articles and emails about Obama to get them to vote against him. We all should have worked on youth we knew. They really had no clue what he was about. He just talked a good line of crap.

  • Doodlebug

    Get used to it! It's just another lie, you know like the same old lies he's told for the past 4 years. Actually, they would have started before that. Long before like when he was in the Illinois Senate. Four more years of obummer, 8 years of hillybilly and then someone else to follow in her footsteps. I give up, we will NEVER WIN!!

  • djw663

    Imagine that even higher energy costs, wow what a great President we have he is just the best. Let's see my income down 17% so my wife has to return to work, my daughters travel ball costs us $6K a year that's almost gone, can't afford to run the heater or a/c, can't afford to drive, here in CA unless your in the big cities there is not really any public transit to speak of. Obama is getting everything he wants.

  • ajk105

    I'm all for Impeachment, but didn't we do that to Clinton and I thought that meant we fired him. But he got to finish his term. Does anyone know why?

    I think we need to find a lawyer that knows about high crimes and misdemeanors. We can start with the fake draft card, and move on to the stolen Social Security card. I believe there is an entire list of impeachable items on the internet.

    • GetOutOfTheBubble

      "I believe there is an entire list of impeachable items on the internet." It's called fiction, the internet allows it.

      • http://www.facebook.com/teresa.fertitta Teresa Fertitta

        R U Starting to get the idea that no one is listening to you. LOL!!!

        • GetOutOfTheBubble

          That's a message the entire godfatherpolitics.com viewership should consider. LOL!!!

  • freedomringsforall

    Another of a long list of reasons we need to impeach Obama and start fighting to get our rights and freedoms back.

  • Pat

    How much money is the government losing by shutting down oil exploration on government land? And why is it up to the government? Isn't it, we the people, that should have the say?

  • Walt

    A lot of people knew he was lying but they voted for him anyway. I hope they got their free cell phone. They can call each other when they get hungry.

    • GetOutOfTheBubble

      And everyone who voted for Mitt is a racist old bigot. Aren't generalizations fun?

      • DCW16

        Didn't 99% of white folks vote for Mitt? I remember that last old racist bigot to sit in the Senate . . . It was Robert Byrd . . . KKK member and of course a Dimmicrap . . . the party that created the KKK, Jim Crow laws and segregation.

  • GetOutOfTheBubble

    "
    From 2008 to 2011, U.S. crude oil production jumped 14%, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Natural gas production is up by about 10% over the same period. "

    http://money.cnn.com/2012/11/12/news/economy/us-oil-production-energy/index.html

    Sorry to intrude on your bubble, I hope it's not too uncomfortable for you.

    • DCW16

      All new discoveries on PRIVATE LAND silly . . . this is about the Imposter in the WH shutting down Govt Land to exploration . . .
      Of course the feds don't need the money . . . they have Printing Presses . . . just keep the presses running . . . eventually we will all be millionaires . . . just like the folks in Zimbabwe . . . LOL

  • ginjit.dw

    He, the Potus, prevaricator of the united states, didn't fool me. You know he is deflecting whenever his lips are moving. It's his tell. He has been trained in the art of mis-direction from an early age. He will try to regulate and derail the oil boon to boot.

  • http://www.facebook.com/nancy.condit.374 Nancy Condit

    a quote from NCIS"You Americans are so gullible"Director David

  • goldguy

    How do you impeach a president when this one has no legal rite to have the job in the first place . Thousands of people need to show up and throw the dictator out along with the ones helping this American hatter destroy our country. The people working for us that should have done this along time ago but did not and will never do it. It's up to us if we want to save our country. DON'T FORGET THE FIRST THING AT HAND. HE IS NOT ONE OF US BORN IN ANOTHER COUNTRY ALONG WITH HIS DAD. NOT BORN IN AMERICA.