More Oil Than The Rest Of The World Combined....Here in the US?!
I haven't been on CM much until recently, so I don't know if this has been discussed, but the "reneging of federal land for public use" thread reminded me of this quickly buried by the liberal media report posted by Investors Business Daily, that the Green River Formation located in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming contains a shale deposit believed to contain more oil than the rest of the world combined...but the big caveat is it's on *gasp* "PROTECTED FEDERAL LAND!"
According to the General Accounting Office (GAO) it has a value of $16 TRILLION!! Hmmm....what is our current national debt? Oh yes....$16 TRILLION!!
"Exploding the Big Lie pushed by President Obama that we can't drill our way out of high gas prices because we have but 2% of the world's proven oil reserves, Anu Mittal, GAO director of natural resources and environment, testified before Congress last week that just one small part of the U.S. is capable of outproducing the rest of the planet."
"Given that current U.S. daily oil consumption is running at 19.5 million barrels, the staggering amount of Green River reserves would by itself supply domestic oil consumption for more than 200 years."
As we've also noted, the Environmental Protection Agency, in response to environmental groups, tried to manufacture a crisis in which hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, was said to have contaminated test wells in Pavillion, Wyo. Those claims and others made in the six-decade history of the technology have proved groundless.
The nation that put men on the moon because it wanted to could be
energy-independent in the lifetime of most of its citizens. The choice
in November will be between that future and one that consists of
harvesting algae and driving electric cars that explode.
So, environmentalists....what's it gonna be?
Extracting this oil deposit so we can eliminate a HUGE chunk of our national debt, put literally millions of people back to work AND allow us you to live with endless feel good policies and programs?!
OR do you wish to fight it, block it, and keep our country spiraling downhill in order to save some woodland critters, guppies, and indigenous plants?! The choice is yours!
Lest we not forget, mining for oil here in our own country, means (for liberals anyway) that we will no longer be involved in "blood for oil" wars!! And while we're using our own oil environmentalists can continue to dream of alternative fuel sources that are actually feasible. Meaning we could save countless American lives, and perhaps reduce our military and our defense budget!!