Energy Policy Problems

There has been a lot of talk by Obama and his henchmen about crushing Coal.  In his own words, what has Obama said about Coal?  He said he wants to bankrupt them.

Yet the Department of Energy, on their own website, seems to support Coal.

Coal is one of the true measures of the energy strength of the United States.  One quarter of the world’s coal reserves are found within the United States, and the energy content of the nation’s coal resources exceeds that of all the world’s known recoverable oil.  Coal is also the workhorse of the nation’s electric power industry, supplying more than half the electricity consumed by Americans.

Interesting.   Obama’s Energy Czar was on a crusade to kill coal, but luckily he resigned.  Regardless of what happened… The intention was there.

From the DOE’s page, over half of the Nation’s Energy is from Coal.  And Obama wanted to bankrupt that?  In Texas they have had rolling blackouts because of a lack of energy from coal

Here’s the deal, America is rich with natural energy.  We have oil and natural gas under our feet.  Energy should be CHEAP for us.  But it isn’t.  Why isn’t it?

Government.   Quite simply, the mountain of policy, restrictions, regulations which some say is good for the nation, and some how insures quality and safety and all that crap… is actually strangling Energy.

Don’t get me started on Oil.  Everyone else is drilling oil in the Gulf of Mexico… but us.  We can’t drill there…  China can.  Not us.  All the oil here in the Uintah Basin.  No, we can’t tap it… Ken Salazar has to protect Utah Lands for everyone else… except for the people that actually live here.

Utah needs to take back our own yard, and the Uintah Basin needs its own Refinery.  But the Government can’t have that… no way it would allow that.  Because that would make the Uintah Basin too independent.  Can’t have that at all.  We had one.  It got shut down and all the metal and pipes were sold off.  It was old and outdated… granted.  But it was there, it worked.  Time to build a new one.   We need it.

3 thoughts on “Energy Policy Problems”

  1. You don’t seem to be content to be an economic serf keeping the infrastructure intact so the wealthy can have their excellent wilderness adventures? You actually want a viable local economy? You don’t want to export your children to the cities? You sound like some kind of disgruntled malcontent.

    1. I’m also a military trained, Gun Owning, Pick-Up Driving, Conservative, Christian, Male. My Government fears me. (Hence all the hits I get from specific locations in and around Washington D.C. Shout out to the FBI! Sup, Homies!)

  2. I am also military trained and a Viet Nam veteran Orge. I, too, can’t believe the strangle hold our government has on energy. It seems counter intuitive that China and others are drilling in the Gulf of Mexico when our administration has blocked all attempts to capitalize on energy deposits that exist within our borders or near offshore.

    We need to flush the adminstrative and congressional toilet again in 2012 and again in 2014. If we get rid of enough of ‘em, perhaps those left will start to listen. One can only hope.

    But hey Orge, we know how the Big Game ends man. In the very long run, we win!

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