The Ghost of Snapped Shot

Or, welcome to my low-maintenance heck.

Dance for Joy: Gas Prices Headed Up Again!

There's no way we'll ever see low gas prices again, since our government is essentially telegraphing that there shall be no drilling for American oil in America:

New Interior Secretary Ken Salazar this afternoon canceled 77 oil and gas leases in Utah. In a news release, he said oil and gas supplies need to be developed responsibly to help reduce dependence on foreign oil, but it must be done in a thoughtful, balanced way that protects signature landscapes and cultural resources.

The 77 parcels, which are the subject of a temporary restraining order, were part of a Dec. 19, 2008 lease sale offering 130 parcels in three areas in northeastern Utah. The parcels total about 130,225 acres and are in the vicinity of two national parks and Dinosaur National Monument.


Environmental groups and actor Robert Redford have been fighting the lease auction that was announced on Election Day. They believe some of the land in question is too close to national parks and monuments.

Exit question for Barack "Tone-Def" Obama: How do you think Americans will thank you at the pump for putting the well-moneyed Robert Redford's interests above our own financial security?



#1 captainfish 04-Feb-2009
That region, like ANWR, is barren and near desert like. It is nothing but rock and scrub.

How the heck can you reduce dependence on foreign oil... when you decrease domestic production?

And... who the heck is Ken Salazar?

Yep, say "hello ol' friend" to $5 gas and bow down to the messiah when you can't afford to go to work. Good thing welfare payments are going to go up.
#2 gas additive 05-Feb-2009
Too close to national parks and monuments? Why is that always such a big concern? Would it really bother you if on your way to a national park you passed an oil well? It's not like they're knocking the monument down or anything!
#3 captainfish 07-Feb-2009
And I'll raise you:
At the Oklahoma City capital, they actually have oil dereks as monuments.

One reason some our national parks are interesting is because of the hot natural processes occurring underneath the lands. Those same processes help to create oil and gas deposits.

You know, if companies were allowed to drill in national parks, some of that revenue could be used to reduce the cost to visit those parks.

Which brings up another question, why do we have to pay to enter public parks?
Powered by Snarf ยท Contact Us