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Are You OK With the Obama Administration Taking a Major Step in Controlling Natural Gas Production?

Steverno~POTL~PWCM~JLA 2012/04/21 15:42:30
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By executive order, Obama has created the beginning of a vast new regulatory system to control natural gas. Congress had nothing to say about this.

Natural gas prices are falling due to new methods of extraction called fracking. This is creating havoc for the anti-growth environmentalists. It has dropped the price of natural gas. Across the nation, power companies are switching to natural gas. This means pollution-free power. This means that the enviros cannot get the votes to stop energy development, which is their real agenda.

They have to reverse this. This is what Obama’s executive order is all about. It will be used to restrict fracking, thereby stopping the move to natural gas.

Watch for this phrase: unconventional natural gas. This refers to underground gas that can be accessed through fracking.

Here are highlights of the new rules.

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By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to coordinate the efforts of Federal agencies responsible for overseeing the safe and responsible development of unconventional domestic natural gas resources and associated infrastructure and to help reduce our dependence on oil, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1. Policy. In 2011, natural gas provided 25 percent of the energy consumed in the United States. Its production creates jobs and provides economic benefits to the entire domestic production supply chain, as well as to chemical and other manufacturers, who benefit from lower feedstock and energy costs. By helping to power our transportation system, greater use of natural gas can also reduce our dependence on oil. And with appropriate safeguards, natural gas can provide a cleaner source of energy than other fossil fuels.

For these reasons, it is vital that we take full advantage of our natural gas resources, while giving American families and communities confidence that natural and cultural resources, air and water quality, and public health and safety will not be compromised. . . .

Because efforts to promote safe, responsible, and efficient development of unconventional domestic natural gas resources are underway at a number of executive departments and agencies (agencies), close interagency coordination is important for effective implementation of these programs and activities. To formalize and promote ongoing interagency coordination, this order establishes a high-level, interagency working group that will facilitate coordinated Administration policy efforts to support safe and responsible unconventional domestic natural gas development.

Sec. 2. Interagency Working Group to Support Safe and Responsible Development of Unconventional Domestic Natural Gas Resources. There is established an Interagency Working Group to Support Safe and Responsible Development of Unconventional Domestic Natural Gas Resources (Working Group), to be chaired by the Director of the Domestic Policy Council, or a designated representative.

(a) Membership. In addition to the Chair, the Working Group shall include deputy-level representatives or equivalent officials, designated by the head of the respective agency or office, from:

(i) the Department of Defense;

(ii) the Department of the Interior;

(iii) the Department of Agriculture;

(iv) the Department of Commerce;

(v) the Department of Health and Human Services;

(vi) the Department of Transportation;

(vii) the Department of Energy;

(viii) the Department of Homeland Security;

(ix) the Environmental Protection Agency;

(x) the Council on Environmental Quality;

(xi) the Office of Science and Technology Policy;

(xii) the Office of Management and Budget;

(xiii) the National Economic Council; and

(xiv) such other agencies or offices as the Chair may invite to participate. . . .

(iii) engage in long-term planning and ensure coordination among the appropriate Federal entities with respect to such issues as research, natural resource assessment, and the development of infrastructure; . . .


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IER Statement on New EPA Anti-Hydraulic Fracturing Regulations




“This rule is the result of a well-worn path whereby environmentalist ideologues sue the federal government to restrict fossil fuel development, while politicized regulators jump gleefully at the chance to aggrandize the power of their agencies.”
– IER President Thomas Pyle


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  • bman~AVA~BTTB 2012/04/21 17:45:26
    The White House is trying to screw up another productive energy producer busi...
    bman~AVA~BTTB
    +11
    Any time the socialist gets involved with the private sector he screws things up. He's out to hurt the private industry and he's actually succeeding too. In a word? NO! I'm not o.k. with that decision.

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  • Hamilton 2012/05/05 20:19:28
    The White House is trying to screw up another productive energy producer busi...
    Hamilton
    +1
    Liberals actually HATE energy production no matter how clean and cheap.
  • Murph 65 2012/04/28 00:28:08
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    I am ABSOLUTELY NOT OKAY with this administration controlling one damn thing more than they already do. I'm for this administration and the next and the next and the next controlling our military, our infrastructure and that's about it. Get out of our schools, our commerce, our lives, our backyards, our kitchens, our everything else. Good-bye gov, please go away and stay away.
  • ScottyG - Faqueue 2012/04/26 18:48:37
    The White House is trying to screw up another productive energy producer busi...
    ScottyG - Faqueue
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    Keep your hands off my gas supply, the feds screw up whatever they touch.

    Leave our gas alone! My gas bill is at an all time low. I don't want to see it skyrocket.
  • Swampdog PWCM 2012/04/23 22:15:37
    The White House is trying to screw up another productive energy producer busi...
    Swampdog PWCM
    +2
    Other than taxing the crap out of people and wasting tax dollars, name one thing the federal government does good! Just name ONE!
  • RogerRover 2012/04/23 01:50:31
    The White House is trying to screw up another productive energy producer busi...
    RogerRover
    +2
    How can we not see this monstrous ATTACK on domestic energy is killing our economy and wreaking havoc on our pocketbooks at the pump? How many coal plants...How many drilling bans...How many pipeline shutdowns...Brazil oil drilling support...Anwar deposits ignored and resisted...Ignoring safety record of gas harvesting...Etc. has to happen before we realize this administration is DELIBERATELY escalating prices on oil and all of the many, many products associated with it?
  • wysiwis 2012/04/23 01:42:32
    The White House is trying to screw up another productive energy producer busi...
    wysiwis
    +2
    And I'm still being told that B.O. isn't a socialist, or communist! Isn't that what those types of governments do, take over industry and wonder why nothing runs efficiently?
  • WhereIsAmerica? ~PWCM~JLA 2012/04/22 19:55:10
    The White House is trying to screw up another productive energy producer busi...
    WhereIsAmerica? ~PWCM~JLA
    +3
    NO! Obama will destroy this country!
  • David (oYo) 2012/04/22 19:52:54
  • bozo 2012/04/22 15:57:32
    The White House is trying to screw up another productive energy producer busi...
    bozo
    +2
    government cant manage control what they have now. why give them another agency to screw up.
    we should be reducing government role in everything. they have clearly demonistrated they can't manage or control anything
  • Franklin 2012/04/22 11:43:24
    The White House needs to further regulate natural gas producers because....
    Franklin
    +3
    Domestic energy production creates wealth , wealth creates jobs ...jobs make people happy and GROW the economy , none of that is good for democrats as happy employed people don't settle for bread crumbs while the government eats steak !
    For democrats (the word means liberal and the word liberal means communist) its all about sharing the poverty and building a government to look down on the little people who slave away to keep it rich-
  • teigan 2012/04/22 07:56:42
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    +5
    I not ok with Obama controlling anything.
  • jimmy teigan 2012/04/22 12:42:37
    jimmy
    +4
    THATS FOR SURE
  • princess 2012/04/22 06:36:23
    The White House is trying to screw up another productive energy producer busi...
    princess
    +2
    But that's the communist way, which exactly fits his agenda.
  • dominic garcia 2012/04/22 06:16:46
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    He wants control of everything. He is getting ready for Obamaland.
  • Charge 2012/04/22 05:43:21
    The White House is trying to screw up another productive energy producer busi...
    Charge
    +3
    He's afraid natural gas prices will get to low and take the pressure off us.
  • Gregaj7 2012/04/22 05:18:09
    The White House is trying to screw up another productive energy producer busi...
    Gregaj7
    Rothschild wants to rule the world, in conjunction with the Vatican. What will we do about that?!?
  • firebird 2012/04/22 05:04:53
    The White House is trying to screw up another productive energy producer busi...
    firebird
    +3
    NOooooooooooooooooooooooooooo... if he got control over that he would just SPEND it and SEND IT to the Middle East and on long shot and hair brained investments !!!! as usual !!
  • mich52 2012/04/22 04:59:53 (edited)
  • dallas 2012/04/22 04:05:45
  • keith h... dallas 2012/04/22 04:19:15
    keith hernandez
    +5
    He's the worst president since the Great Depression and every statistic proves it, obviously most notably adding 5 trillion in debt in under 4 years and an average unemployment rate of 9.3%. He's so bad i'd vote for your silly ass over him.
  • Richard... dallas 2012/04/22 07:43:17
  • Artist~... dallas 2012/04/22 13:37:22
    Artist~PWCM~
    +2
    Barrak Hussien Obama isn't a silly name?
    Hell, that's not even American! But then neither is he...
  • dallas Artist~... 2012/04/22 15:13:55
  • Ken 2012/04/22 03:43:39
    The White House is trying to screw up another productive energy producer busi...
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    the chaos must continue.
  • Grabitz 2012/04/22 03:35:43
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    Well maybe they will keep it here and the price down instead of raising the price sky high and shipping it all over the world like all these private corporations are doing with what little oil we do produce here .
  • mich52 Grabitz 2012/04/22 05:01:31
  • Charles R. Anderson 2012/04/22 03:22:34
    The White House is trying to screw up another productive energy producer busi...
    Charles R. Anderson
    +3
    they want control over everyone all the time, especially our activities involving money, because they can easily take a cut of our money. This is raw Chicago power grabbing, with the added idea of turning the USA into a paradise of central planners. Of course, all such countries have a lowered standard of living (especially OK with the radical environmentalists) and become unsustainable.

    Obama and his wacko environmental and catastrophic global warming alarmist allies are determined to make oil, coal, and natural gas more expensive. They want to slow down our entire industrial capability, because they have foolishly convinced themselves that we are consuming all the world's resources and destroying the environment. We have to remember who his Science Adviser is. Holdren wants a world with many fewer people in it and limiting our use of resources is a good way to force us to stop having children. If he can make life very expensive for us, then we cannot afford to have children.
  • Lisa 2012/04/22 03:11:46
    The White House is trying to screw up another productive energy producer busi...
    Lisa
    +2
    November is too far away, he can do much more damage!
  • mich52 Lisa 2012/04/22 05:09:09
  • Lisa mich52 2012/04/22 06:00:50 (edited)
    Lisa
    +3
    Lol. Had your Obama elixir today? A spoonful of sugar coated lies mixed with some Flamboyant bombastic phrases coming from A big windbag!
  • mich52 Lisa 2012/04/22 08:07:29
  • Lisa mich52 2012/04/22 08:21:19
    Lisa
    +1
    Excuse me?
  • Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F 2012/04/22 03:07:32
    The White House is trying to screw up another productive energy producer busi...
    Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F
    +2
    The more he destroys, the tighter his hold on us. Vote the basturd out in 2012.
  • Ukie 2012/04/22 03:02:46
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    +3
    Another step for the "DICTATOR".....Another "LOSS OF FREEDOM" for America!!!!! Obama gangster dictator Obama gangster dictator Obama  dictator Obama  dictator Obama  dictator
  • Christine/Rest in peace Pet... 2012/04/22 03:02:33
    The White House is trying to screw up another productive energy producer busi...
    Christine/Rest in peace Peter Br
    +2
    No Way. Pretty soon they will be regulating when we need to turn our lights out and go to bed at night.
  • SharonJohnson 2012/04/22 02:22:47
    The White House is trying to screw up another productive energy producer busi...
    SharonJohnson
    +3
    This incompetent idiot. Everything that Oslama tries is a FAILURE. Obama is an incompetent who thinks that he is smarter than everyone else. He is an IDIOT Obama incompetent Obama incompetent Obama incompetent
  • kaZappoo 2012/04/22 01:51:59
    The White House is trying to screw up another productive energy producer busi...
    kaZappoo
    +3
    and this is just part of his intenary ,,,

    I'm certanly not ok with this ,,,,,,but the congress voted on this & agreed to this added powers ,
  • true american 2012/04/22 01:09:39
    The White House is trying to screw up another productive energy producer busi...
    true american
    +3
    A dictatorship seems to be getting closer by the day, he has to lose in november.
  • Dan (Politicaly Incorrect) 2012/04/22 01:07:39
    The White House is trying to screw up another productive energy producer busi...
    Dan (Politicaly Incorrect)
    +2
    Controling resources is one of the planks of Communisim.
  • EdVenture 2012/04/21 23:18:08
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    Looks resposible to me. What would you do?, say yea, sounds good, OK go and get it, let me know how u made out, and don't forget, I got an election coming up!

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