$@#%#!@$!@%#^&$^#!@ Power outage. Wow, I just realized how boring things are in the middle of the night without electricity. Sorry about not being available for the conversation. I was busy earlier, and when I finally got time the power went out. At any rate …….
Well, it isn’t as if the idiots weren’t told. From The Hill
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.
Oil shale development is not to be confused with drilling into shale formations for oil and natural gas.
Reid Porter, the lobby’s spokesman, said Friday’s news was a disappointing sign from the administration.
“This is another step in the wrong direction that limits development and investment in one of the nation’s most energy-rich areas and goes against a prior government decision that would allow for research and development over a much wider geographical area. Just days after the election this decision by the administration sends negative signals to industry and capital markets at a time when we need to encourage growth and innovation in the U.S.,” Porter said in a statement to The Hill.
In true Orwellian fashion, cue the current administration……
The administration noted the plan pushed forward Friday also included two research, development and demonstration (RD&D) leases for oil shale development.
“The proposed plan supports the Administration’s all-of-the-above approach to explore the full potential our nation’s domestic energy resources and to develop innovative technology and techniques that will lead to safe and responsible production of resources, including oil shale and tar sands, which industry recognizes are years from being commercially viable, but require RD&D today,” Interior spokesman Blake Androff said.
Someone needs to alert our neighbors to the north! Someone needs to tell them their tar sand oil isn’t commercially viable!!!!
More technically correct tar sands are bituminous sands. The Alberta oil sands have been in commercial production since the original Great Canadian Oil Sands (now Suncor Energy) mine began operation in 1967.
Shale oil is slightly different. In 2008, China led production with 470 million liters (ML), followed by Estonia (445 ML) and Brazil (250 ML). That’s an awful lot of oil for some pinhead to say it isn’t commercially viable.
So, we really have a member of the department of interior that doesn’t know both shale oil and tar sand oil have been commercially viable for years now? Or, is this part an parcel of the continuing Obama misinformation campaign?
Originally from Junk Science