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Obama Tears Up Drilling Permits to Stop Gigantic Energy Boom in Colorado

Friday, November 18, 2016 16:50
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Obama Tears Up Drilling Permits to Stop Gigantic Energy Boom in Colorado
by Chriss W. Street 17 Nov 2016Newport Beach, CA
Sally Jewell, the U.S. interior secretary, just cancelled leases to drill for natural gas on federal land in Colorado, in a last-ditch effort to stop an energy boom bigger than Bakken Shale discovery in North Dakota.
Jewell’s Bureau of Land Management claimed that the 25 “Mancos” energy drilling leases now being cancelled were just a non-performing portion of 65 leases on “lands managed by the White River National Forest” and “amount to less than ½ of 1 percent of the active leases on public lands in the state of Colorado.”
But the 25 properties were “non-performing” only because they have been tangled in red-tape since President Barack Obama took office in 2009, even though they were leased in 2005 during George W. Bush’s administration.
The BLM manages nearly 700 million acres of federal lands in the United States. Because of tight restrictions, the “onshore” oil and gas wells on BLM lands accounts for just 11 percent of the natural gas supply and five percent of the oil supply in the United States.
BLM leases generated just $5.4 billion in lease payments during 2013, with the majority of funds going to the U.S. Treasury to reduce deficit spending. Despite the agency’s congressional mandate to maximize the value of public property, the agency website reveals the BLM has reduced issuing drilling permits every year since 2011.
To justify the sudden cancellation of the decade-old Mancos drilling permits, the BLM worked with the Thompson Divide Coalitionof environmentalists to commission a resource report that appeared to exist for the sole purpose of undermining energy exploration in the Mancos Shale formation, according to the Western Energy Alliance, an industry group.
The timing of the cancellation of Mancos leases is especially egregious, because the United States Geological Survey just announcedin June that the gas resources in the Mancos Shale formation that covers much of Northwestern and Western Colorado, has 40 times more natural gas than the USGS had projected.
The USGS originally estimated in 2003 that the Mancos Shale’s Piceance Basin held up to 1.6 trillion cubic feet of gas. Their latest estimate is the formation holds about 66.3 trillion cubic feet of gas.
The area has now been upgraded to “at least the second largest shale gas resource in the United States.” Its potential exceedsthe size of the Bakken Shale Play” covering North Dakota and Montana that has almost doubled U.S. oil production since 2009.
“Mancos Shale Play” is second only to the giant Marcellus gas fields that cover much of Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio and New York. To get a sense of Mancos Shale potential, Marcellus dry gas production has gone from almost zero in 2008 to producing about 20 billion cubic feet of gas a day, or about 40 percent of all U.S. gas production.
In fact, the U.S. is now producing so much gas that U.S. companies have built the expensive ports and specialized ships needed to export supercooled natural gas to foreign customers, including manufacturing and energy companies in the United Kingdom. The first shipment to the U.K. arrived in September.
President Obama claims that he is Advancing American Energy, but the president has continually fought America’s oil and gas energy boom and spending tens of billions of taxpayer dollars each year to advance weak solar and wind power.
The White House website features Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping setting “new targets to reduce carbon pollution.” This is obviously a good topic for China, because about 57 percent of solar panels installed in the U.S. last year were made in China.
Taxpayers Protection Alliance determinedthat “Taxpayer-backed loans to the solar industry, bailouts, and publicly funded grants cost Americans more than $39 billion annually.”
China
Xi Jinping is the president of China.
Note: Max S. Baucus is the U.S. ambassador for China, a member of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, and was Nicholas P. Giordano’s tax counsel & legislative director.
Paul Ryan is a member of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, and a member & speaker for the U.S. House of Representatives.
National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform is a paid for staff by the Economic Policy Institute.
Open Society Foundations was a funder for the Economic Policy Institute, and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (think tank).
George Soros is the founder & chairman for the Open Society Foundations, and was the chairman for the Foundation to Promote Open Society.   
Foundation to Promote Open Society was a funder for the Economic Policy Institute, the ClimateWorks Foundation, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (think tank), and the International Rescue Committee.
ClimateWorks Foundation was a funder for the Energy Foundation.
Bill Ritter Jr.is a director at the Energy Foundation, a director at the Advanced Energy Economy Institute, was the district attorney for Denver (CO), and the Colorado state government governor.
Nicholas P. Giordanowas Max S. Baucus’s tax counsel & legislative director, and is a principal at Washington Council Ernst & Young.
Washington Council Ernst & Young is the lobby firm for the Solar Energy Industries Association, and was the lobby firm for the National Parks Conservation Association.
Sally Jewell is a trustee at the National Parks Conservation Association, the secretary for the U.S. Department of the Interior, and the chair for the National Park Foundation.
Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is a division of the U.S. Department of the Interior.
Bryan Traubertis a director at the National Park Foundation, and married to Penny S. Pritzker.
Penny S. Pritzkeris married to Bryan Traubert, a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago, the secretary at the U.S. Department of Commerce for the Barack Obama administration, a director at the Export-Import Bank of the US, was the national finance chair, fundraiser for the 2008 Barack Obama presidential campaign, a co-chair for the 2009 Barack Obama inaugural committee, a fundraiser, national co-chair for the 2012 Barack Obama presidential campaign, a contributor for the 2013 Barack Obama inaugural committee, the host for the Barack Obama fund-raising dinner, 7/2/2008, and Craig M. Robinson’s basketball coach for the children's team.
Noteworthy quote:
Without Penny Pritzker, it is unlikely that Barack Obama ever would have been elected to the United States Senate or the presidency.
- New York Times, July 15, 2012
Abound Solarreceived export financing support from the Export-Import Bank of the US.
Evergreen Solar, Inc. received export financing support from the Export-Import Bank of the US.
First Solar, Inc.received export financing support from the Export-Import Bank of the US.
Siemens Energyreceived export financing support from the Export-Import Bank of the US.
SolarWorld received export financing support from the Export-Import Bank of the US.
Solyndra, Inc. received export financing support from the Export-Import Bank of the US.
Sandi Jackson was the VP for Congressional affairs for the Export-Import Bank of the US, and is married to Jesse L. Jackson Jr.
Jesse L. Jackson Jr. is married to Sandi Jackson, and Michelle Obama babysat him.
Michelle Obamababysat Jesse L. Jackson Jr, a lawyer at Sidley Austin LLP, is Craig M. Robinson’s sister and the first lady for the Barack Obama administration.
Barack Obama was an intern at Sidley Austin LLP.           
Newton N. Minow is a senior counsel at Sidley Austin LLP, and a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago.
R. Eden Martin is counsel at Sidley Austin LLP, and the president of the Commercial Club of Chicago.
Commercial Club of Chicago, Members Directory A-Z (Past Research)
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Valerie B. Jarrettis a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago, the senior adviser for the Barack Obama administration, and was a director at the Joyce Foundation.
Joyce Foundationwas a funder for the ClimateWorks Foundation.
ClimateWorks Foundation was a funder for the Energy Foundation.
Bill Ritter Jr.is a director at the Energy Foundation, a director at the Advanced Energy Economy Institute, was the district attorney for Denver (CO), and the Colorado state government governor.
Ellen S. Alberding is the president of the Joyce Foundation, a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago, and director at the National Park Foundation.
Sally Jewell is the chair for the National Park Foundation, a trustee at the National Parks Conservation Association, and the secretary for the U.S. Department of the Interior.
Bryan Traubertis a director at the National Park Foundation, and married to Penny S. Pritzker.
Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is a division of the U.S. Department of the Interior.
Robert V. Abbeywas a director at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and an acting director at the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is a division of the U.S. Department of the Interior.
Randall B. Luthiwas a director at the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, and Alan K. Simpson was his legislative aide.
Alan K. Simpsonwas Randall B. Luthi’s legislative aide, and is a co-chair for the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform.
National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform is a paid for staff by the Economic Policy Institute.
Paul Ryan is a member of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, and a member & speaker for the U.S. House of Representatives.
Max S. Baucus is a member of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, the U.S. ambassador for China, and was Nicholas P. Giordano’s tax counsel & legislative director.
Xi Jinping is the president of China.
Jon M. Huntsman Jr. was a China U.S. ambassador for Barack Obama administration, and a trustee at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (think tank).
Jessica Tuchman Mathews was the president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (think tank), a director at the American Friends of Bilderberg (think tank), and a 2008 Bilderberg conference participant (think tank).   
Ed Griffin’s interview with Norman Dodd in 1982    
(The investigation into the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace uncovered the plans for population control by involving the United States in war)    
J. Stapleton Royis a trustee at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (think tank), was a U.S. ambassador for China, and the vice chairman for Kissinger Associates, Inc.
Timothy F. Geithner was a researcher for Kissinger Associates, Inc., the secretary at the U.S. Department of the Treasury for the Barack Obama administration, and is an overseer, director for the International Rescue Committee.
International Rescue Committee is a partner with the ONE Campaign.
Michelle Obama was an advocate for the ONE Campaign, a lawyer at Sidley Austin LLP, is Craig M. Robinson’s sister and the first lady for the Barack Obama administration.
Barack Obama was an intern at Sidley Austin LLP.
Newton N. Minow is a senior counsel at Sidley Austin LLP, and a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago.
R. Eden Martin is counsel at Sidley Austin LLP, and the president of the Commercial Club of Chicago.
Commercial Club of Chicago, Members Directory A-Z (Past Research)
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Valerie B. Jarrettis a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago, the senior adviser for the Barack Obama administration, and was a director at the Joyce Foundation.
Joyce Foundationwas a funder for the ClimateWorks Foundation.
ClimateWorks Foundation was a funder for the Energy Foundation.
Bill Ritter Jr.is a director at the Energy Foundation, a director at the Advanced Energy Economy Institute, was the district attorney for Denver (CO), and the Colorado state government governor.
Ellen S. Alberding is the president of the Joyce Foundation, a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago, and director at the National Park Foundation.
Sally Jewell is the chair for the National Park Foundation, a trustee at the National Parks Conservation Association, and the secretary for the U.S. Department of the Interior.
Bryan Traubertis a director at the National Park Foundation, and married to Penny S. Pritzker.

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