Obama EPA Hoses Shell Oil

Good thing Los Federales are working hard to lower our fuel costs

Shell Oil Company has announced it must scrap efforts to drill for oil this summer in the Arctic Ocean off the northern coast of Alaska. The decision comes following a ruling by the EPA’s Environmental Appeals Board to withhold critical air permits. The move has angered some in Congress and triggered a flurry of legislation aimed at stripping the EPA of its oil drilling oversight.

Shell has spent five years and nearly $4 billion dollars on plans to explore for oil in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas. The leases alone cost $2.2 billion. Shell Vice President Pete Slaiby says obtaining similar air permits for a drilling operation in the Gulf of Mexico would take about 45 days. He’s especially frustrated over the appeal board’s suggestion that the Arctic drill would somehow be hazardous for the people who live in the area. “We think the issues were really not major,” Slaiby said, “and clearly not impactful for the communities we work in.”

Funny thing is, the first people who’ll complain when gas hits $5 will be liberals. You know, we keep hearing that it will take 10 years to develop. Been hearing that for over 10 years.

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7 Responses to “Obama EPA Hoses Shell Oil”

  1. Black Sabbath says:

    Congress couldn’t stop NPR. Don’t expect them to stop the EPA. In fact, since they’ve gotten in, they’ve done, well, absolutely nothing that affects you and me on a positive daily basis.

  2. gitarcarver says:

    Typically leases allow the lessee to do what they intended to do as stated in the agreement.

    Shell should simply say “give us our 2 billion dollars back” and take it out of the EPA budget.

  3. PatriotUSA says:

    The EPA is a bunch of hooligans who are now out to try and work with the far left NWO progressives to ban lead from most hunting and fishing gear. This is ridiculous and the only way to defeat the EPA, obuma and nanny state libtards is to vote them out of office in 2012. Sadly, there are still way TOO MANY clueless morons who think that obuma is doing a credible job. Maybe we are indeed, working our way towards another revolution. Bring it, locked and loaded.

  4. Correct on that, Black Sabbath. Then need to really get it together and do what they were elected to do.

    EPA answer, GT: “2 billion? What 2 billion?”

    The original intent of the EPA was a wonderful thing, Patriot. Unfortunately, they have really lost their way over the past 20 years, and are now a partisan group more closely affiliated with Greenpeace rather than a protecter of the environment.

  5. gitarcarver says:

    EPA answer, GT: “2 billion? What 2 billion?”

    Well, I am sure that someone somewhere has a receipt. 😉

    But I know what you are saying. The EPA would just want to keep the money and the heck with giving it back. Sort of like a “look what we found” type thing.

    The fact of the matter is that businesses, jobs, and the American people are being hit from every side from the Obama administration.

    You have the EPA scandal. You have the Boeing South Carolina “you can’t build planes” edict from the NLRB.

    The US Fish and Wildlife Service looks to shut down all drilling and activity in West Texas because of a 3 inch lizard.
    http://www.mywesttexas.com/business/oil/article_e7f32d45-fab8-5025-afa9-26a00d768910.html

    It won’t stop until 2012 and Obama and his cronies are thrown out.

  6. proof says:

    Outrageous.

  7. You just have to wonder if the Obama admin is actively looking to make America a 2nd world nation, or, if they are simply so dogmatic and partisan that they just don’t understand, much like the party leaders in the old Soviet Union.

    Or, if they are just plain fucking morons.

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