Saturday, November 10, 2012

Obama Administration Moves to Closed 1.6 Million Acres of Federal Land Originally Slated For Oil Shale Development

Anyone surprised by this move, which Obama waited less then a week to implement after succuring his reelection, was not just not paying attention but actively participating in fooling themselves.

"The Interior Department on Friday issued a final plan to close 1.6 million acres of federal land in the West originally slated for oil shale development.

The proposed plan would fence off a majority of the initial blueprint laid out in the final days of the George W. Bush administration. It faces a 30-day protest period and a 60-day process to ensure it is consistent with local and state policies. After that, the department would render a decision for implementation.

The move is sure to rankle Republicans, who say President Obama’s grip on fossil fuel drilling in federal lands is too tight."

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