Governor Palin Testifies on AK’s Outer Continental Shelf and Announces Point Thomson Oil Rig Mobilization (Updated: 2306 EDT)
Alaska Governor Sarah Palin on April 14, 2009 testified “before Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar in a federal hearing in Anchorage, urging the Obama administration to” permit responsible development of oil and gas resources in Alaska’s Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) in a five-year leasing program (Testimony Release, 2009, ¶1). “A national energy policy that includes conservation, expanded renewable sources and wise, responsible use of | Read More »
Salazar’s Wolf Decision Upsets Administration Allies
Conservatives for Science: The Left and Science: Ken Salazar vs. Environmentalists Washington Post: Interior Secretary Ken Salazar’s decision to stick with a controversial Bush administration move that took gray wolves off the endangered species list in most of the northern Rockies reflects the independent streak that has defined his career. But it has alienated key Obama administration allies, including environmentalists and some lawmakers on Capitol | Read More »
So much for “Drill, Baby, Drill”
Let’s put aside for the moment that this story is from PMSNBC and “Bush era” refers to the long-past times of approximately six months ago. In the latest in a series of panders nods to the desires of his Leftist supporters, the President has overturned President Bush’s offshore drilling plan.
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Thanks to Caleb for the graphics edit.
Another Reason For The Netroots To Get Their Hate On
Barack Obama disappointed them again. I mean, when agreeing with the environmental lobby is almost a sine qua non of being a good Democrat these days and the incoming Interior Secretary is openly praised by the oil and mining industries, one tends to think that the environmental lobby got sold out, nyet? Look for anguished blog posts to come out from our friends on the | Read More »
Colorado Dems Lose Battle for Oil, Go after McCain on Water
According to an article at the Denver Post, Republican Presidential candidate, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) suggested that the Colorado River Water Compact should be renegotiated. Colorado Democrat Governor Bill Ritter and Senator Ken Salazar (D-CO) seized on this word used by McCain and put their own meaning to it. Salazar claims, The political disruption that would result from any renegotiation of these allocations would create | Read More »
New Webad Attacks Democrats On Drilling
So I decided to take matters into my own hands and make a short webad condemning the Democrat obstructionism on oil. The embedded video is hopefully below the fold.
Ken Salazar: No OCS drilling, even when it’s $10/gallon for gas.
I give up. I figured that six bucks a gallon was a nice, round number with which to beat the Democrats with about the head and shoulders. Which it would be. For rational people. But freaking ten? (Via Hot Air) What are you willing to bet that Senator Salazar hasn’t paid for his own gas in years? – because he certainly seems perfectly happy to | Read More »