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Mon Jun 19, 2017, 12:43 PM

Interior head says fracking and drilling on public lands can make U.S. a 'dominant' oil power

By Valerie Volcovici | BOSTON
Boosting drilling and mining on America's protected federal lands can help the United States become not just independent, but "dominant" as a global energy force, according to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, whose agency manages about one-fifth of U.S. territory.

In an interview with Reuters, Zinke outlined his approach to development and conservation in America's wildest spaces, and discussed how that philosophy was guiding his review of which national monuments created by past presidents should be rescinded or resized to make way for more business.

"There is a social cost of not having jobs," the former Montana Congressman and Navy Seal said in the interview on Friday. "Energy dominance gives us the ability to supply our allies with energy, as well as to leverage our aggressors, or in some cases our enemies, like Iran," he said.

Former President Barack Obama, who oversaw a huge increase in domestic energy production during his tenure while strengthening environmental protections, had advocated reducing U.S. dependence on foreign oil.

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http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-interior-zinke-idUSKBN19A1KG

Hey asshole, the unemployment rate is below 5%. Oil is below $45/barrel today. What the fuck is the problem you are trying to solve, again?

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Reply Interior head says fracking and drilling on public lands can make U.S. a 'dominant' oil power (Original post)
n2doc Jun 2017 OP
lapfog_1 Jun 2017 #1
angstlessk Jun 2017 #2
LonePirate Jun 2017 #3
NickB79 Jun 2017 #8
Fred Sanders Jun 2017 #4
WinkyDink Jun 2017 #7
NickB79 Jun 2017 #5
WinkyDink Jun 2017 #6

Response to n2doc (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 12:50 PM

1. MECRA

Make Extraction Companies (CEOs) Rich Again

as in "hey, in 'MERCRA we gotta drill and frack and mountain top mine everything in sight."

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 01:02 PM

2. It's not Alaska, folks...Americans get nothing, zero, zilch, nada

from using OUR land to enrich oil companies!

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 01:05 PM

3. Except oil is dying industry with only short term gains, if any, to be made.

Within 50 years, the oil industry could be history on this planet. It certainly will be in 100 years, provided the human species survives that long.

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Response to LonePirate (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 03:05 PM

8. Oil is very useful for plastics and chemical feedstocks

Even with a complete transition to renewables, we'd still consume oil. We'd just require less of it than we do now.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 01:48 PM

4. Liar. As always it is about making the rich richer exploiting everyone's resources.

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Response to Fred Sanders (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 03:03 PM

7. Thus Spake Tillerson.

 

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 03:02 PM

5. The problem: a lack of banana-farming jobs in Minnesota

Solution: burn enough oil and gas to return us to the Eocene era, when alligators roamed South Dakota.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 03:03 PM

6. So much for my unquestioning respect for Navy Seals.

 

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