On 3- 31-10, Obama made a splashy statement, declaring that he will allow "study" for limited, additional domestic drilling for oil. Not nearly all of the potential American production, or what Bush asked his Democratic congress for, but maybe some additional drilling. In 2012. Like his decision to reinforce outgunned U.S. troops, this is good, but long overdue. His "oil and clean-coal while seeking green" idea is already 2 years behind Republicans' "do it all" plan. Drilling was cut off by Democrats in the first place, back when oil was cheap, and clean/safe oil production matured in Alaska years ago.
Expect the follow-up E.P.A. (Obama's executive branch) order severely restricting CO2 emissions, with no legislative action (sneaky or otherwise), to go unannounced in the "mainstream media". This is Obama's idea of a fair exchange for finally allowing us to save billions of dollars wasted on importation of 13 million barrels of oil PER DAY (less than U.S. potential, despite Obama's skewed statistics). So, businesses will have to spend hundreds of billions on CO2 compliance equipment, instead of hiring workers.
CO2 (carbon dioxide) is what animals exhale and plants inhale, about .04% of the atmosphere. Those ever-so-reliable "climate crisis scientists" say they detected a few 1/1000's percent increase in CO2, just as the current climate cooling cycle started. If multiplied many times, it MIGHT cause some climactic change (warmer or cooler) but mankind has never approached that level; even in the old days of whale-oil, wood and dirty-coal burning. Terrible smog, but the same warm/cool cycles, and even the smog declined over recent decades. The pollution released from fuel burned by all the supertankers, needlessly pushing all that oil across the ocean from greedy, anti-American exporters, is measured in thousands of tons PER DAY.
Of course, since Obama still pushes "global warming" and says his Cap and Trade plan would tax oil, "bankrupt" coal companies (and "clean coal doesn't exist"), his E.P.A. is expected to OPPOSE the domestic drilling; delaying it for years in the courts ("defended" by Holder of Obama's Justice Dept) or blocking it altogether. Yet, like his transparent "health care" debate, he will be "open to suggestions".
It's so nice that one man can make all the decisions these days. No need for all that "representation" or "rule of law" stuff. Just vast government and lawyers.
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