Federal Lands Sit on Oil Deposit Bigger Than All Known Oil Reserves Combined

President Obama and the Left like to go on about energy independence, but they won’t do anything to actually achieve it.

Solar, wind and biofuels are all technologies that aren’t ready to produce the kind of power we need to keep our country running, but the Left keeps on promoting them over technologies that are proven and available, such as nuclear, clean-burning coal and natural gas.

The biggest lie of the Left, however, is that we’re running out of oil. The exhaustion of oil reserves is the bogeyman used to scare people into wasting time and effort on dead ends like wind technology. Mixed with a heavy dose of global warming fear-mongering, lies about oil have kept us from developing our own natural resources.

Now comes a report from the General Accounting Office, an investigative arm of Congress, that a chunk of federal land known as the Green River Formation, at the juncture of Colorado, Utah and Wyoming, not only contains a lot of oil, but it may contain more oil than the rest of the world’s proven reserves.

Ponder this as you pump gas into your car at $4 and up per gallon.

If we could develop just the Green River Formation, we could say goodbye to crazy Middle Eastern oil distributors, fill all our energy needs and sell the surplus to the rest of the world.

And that’s just one oil field in U.S. territory. Most of the West and East Coasts, the Gulf of Mexico and Alaska are just swimming in oil that we’re not using because of liberal hobgoblins.

Liberals like to call themselves “progressives,” yet they are anything but. Their vision of renewable energy in the 21st century would have our urban areas resembling the Flintstones’ Bedrock rather than the Jetsons’ city of the future.

I’m all in favor of wise management of resources, but “manage” can’t mean to just sit on them while the nation suffers.