Sally Jewell, the U.S. interior secretary, just cancelled leases
to drill for natural gas on federal land in Colorado,
in a last-ditch effort to stop an energy boom
bigger than Bakken Shale discovery in North Dakota.
Jewell’s Bureau of Land Managementclaimed that the 25 “Mancos” energy drilling
leases now being cancelled were just a non-performing portion of 65 leases on
“lands managed by the White River National Forest” and “amount to less than ½
of 1 percent of the active leases on public lands in the state of Colorado.”
But the 25 properties were “non-performing” only because
they have been tangled in red-tape since President Barack Obama took office in
2009, even though they were leased in 2005 during George W. Bush’s
The BLM manages nearly 700 million acres of federal lands
in the United States. Because of tight restrictions, the
“onshore” oil and gas wells on BLM lands accounts for just
11 percent of the natural gas supply and five percent of
the oil supply in the United States.
BLM leases generated just $5.4 billion in lease payments
during 2013, with the majority of funds going to the U.S. Treasuryto reduce deficit spending. Despite the agency’s
congressional mandate to maximize the value of public property, the agency
website reveals the BLM has reduced
issuing drilling permits every year since 2011.
To justify the sudden cancellation of the decade-old
Mancos drilling permits, the BLM worked with the Thompson Divide Coalition
of environmentalists to commission a resource report that appeared to exist for
the sole purpose of undermining energy exploration in the Mancos Shale
formation, according to the Western Energy Alliance, an industry group.
The timing of the cancellation of Mancos leases is
especially egregious, because the United States Geological Survey just announced
in June that the gas resources in the Mancos Shale formation that covers much
of Northwestern and Western Colorado, has 40 times more natural gas than the
USGS had projected.
The USGS originally estimated in 2003 that the Mancos
Shale’s Piceance Basin held up to 1.6 trillion cubic feet of gas. Their latest
estimate is the formation holds about 66.3 trillion cubic feet of gas.
The area has now been upgraded to “at least the second largest
shale gas resource in the United States.” Its potential exceeds
the size of the Bakken Shale Play”
covering North Dakota and Montana that has almost doubled U.S. oil production
“Mancos Shale Play” is second only to the giant Marcellus
gas fields that cover much of Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio and New York.
To get a sense of Mancos Shale potential, Marcellus dry gas production has gone
from almost zero in 2008 to producing about 20 billion cubic feet of gas a day,
or about 40 percent of all U.S. gas production.
In fact, the U.S. is now producing so much gas that U.S.
companies have built the expensive ports and specialized ships needed to export
supercooled natural gas to foreign customers, including manufacturing and
energy companies in the United Kingdom. The first shipment to the U.K. arrived
President Obama claims that he is Advancing
American Energy, but the president has continually fought America’s
oil and gas energy boom and spending tens of billions of taxpayer dollars each
year to advance weak solar and wind power.
The White House website features Obama and Chinese
Jinpingsetting “new targets to
reduce carbon pollution.” This is obviously a good topic for China,
because about 57
percent of solar panels installed in the U.S. last year were made in
Taxpayers Protection Alliance determined
that “Taxpayer-backed loans to the solar industry, bailouts, and publicly
funded grants cost Americans more than $39 billion annually.”
Society Foundations was a funder for the Economic Policy Institute, and the Carnegie Endowment for
International Peace (think tank).
Soros is the founder & chairman for the Open Society Foundations, and was the chairman for the Foundation
to Promote Open Society.
to Promote Open Society was a funder for the Economic Policy Institute, the ClimateWorks Foundation, the Carnegie Endowment for International
Peace (think tank), and the International Rescue Committee.
is a director at the National Park
Foundation, and married to Penny S.
Penny S. Pritzker
is married to Bryan Traubert, a
member of the Commercial Club of
Chicago, the secretary at the U.S.
Department of Commerce forthe Barack Obama administration, a director
at the Export-Import Bank of the US,
wasthe national finance chair,
fundraiser for the 2008 Barack Obama
presidential campaign, a co-chair for the 2009 Barack Obama inaugural committee, a fundraiser, national
co-chair for the 2012 Barack Obama
presidential campaign, a contributor for the 2013 Barack Obama inaugural committee, the host for the Barack Obama fund-raising dinner, 7/2/2008,
and Craig M. Robinson’s basketball
coach for the children's team.
Without Penny Pritzker, it is unlikely that Barack Obama ever would have been
elected to the United States Senate or the presidency. - New York Times, July 15, 2012
received export financing support from the Export-Import
Bank of the US.
Jon M. Huntsman
Jr. was a China U.S. ambassador
for Barack Obama administration, and
a trustee at the Carnegie Endowment for
International Peace (think tank).
Jessica Tuchman Mathews was the president of
the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (think tank), a director
at the American Friends of Bilderberg (think tank), and a 2008 Bilderberg
conference participant (think tank).
Ed Griffin’s interview with
Norman Dodd in 1982
(The investigation into the
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace uncovered the plans for population
control by involving the United States in war)
J. Stapleton Royis a trustee at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (think
tank), was a U.S. ambassador for China,
and the vice chairman for Kissinger
Geithnerwas a researcher for Kissinger
Associates, Inc., the secretary at the U.S.
Department of the Treasury for the Barack
Obama administration, and is an overseer, director for the International Rescue Committee.
"Aristotle the Hun" was the name given to me more than 30 years ago when a friend noticed that in spite of my intellect I was still an Iowa farm boy.
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