Anti-drilling Obama shuts down 1.6 million acres of federal land for oil shale development
Here’s a new way for Obama to bow to the Saudi Kings. Obama via his radical Interior Department is shutting down 1.6 million acres of federal land that were slated for oil shale drilling. This of course will cause the price of oil to go back up (it finally fell under $4 per gallon here in Kalifornia.) The Saudi Kings will be able to make more money off their oil exports because there will be less US supply on the market.
“By significantly reducing the acreage of wilderness potentially available for leasing, Secretary Salazar is laying out a creative, thoughtful and more responsible approach in managing some of our most precious resources,” said Bobby McEnaney, senior lands analyst with the Natural Resources Defense Council.