Re: Kiss your RV Good By. [OT]
- From: "Technobarbarian" <Technobarbarian-ztopzpam@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2009 13:53:46 -0700
"Matt Colie" <Matt@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
If you were wondering how you were going to maintain your traveling
lifestyle, well wonder no longer. Gas will be going back to 4$+ as soon
as it can be managed.
Because congress just passed a bill that will make the rest of the US oil
reserves off limits. This will shut off the last of US oil production and
make us completely dependent on foreign oil. The administration is
already setting up to make the oil companies into the same sort of
villains they are setting the big three (soon to be two or fewer). The
banking industry is being protected, but the people that actually produce
something of value are being destroyed.
Look up S.22:Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009
Why should anyone else look it up when you clearly have no idea what
the bill actually says? Since you haven't looked at it yet I suppose posting
a link to the full version is pretty hopeless:
Soooooo, let's try some easier versions:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omnibus_Public_Land_Management_Act and if you
follow that along to the GOP summary you end up here:
Now while the bill doesn't "shut off the last of US oil production",
it isn't energy neutral:
"Energy Development and Production-S. 22 would also prohibit natural
resource development on about 1.2 million acres in Wyoming. According to the
Bureau of Land Management, this provision would permanently take 8.8
trillion cubic feet of natural gas and 300 million barrels of oil out of
production. Some Members may be concerned that this measure would limit the
ability of the U.S. to become energy independent using an "all of the above"
American energy plan. According to the Heritage Foundation, energy resources
blocked off by this bill would equal our domestic natural gas production for
Forest Landscape Restoration-S.22 would create a new federal program, under
which the USDA and the Department of Interior (DOI) would be require to
collaborate on ecological restoration projects in federally designated
National Forests. The program would cost $188 million over five years and an
additional $200 million thereafter.
Rivers and Trails-S.22 would create new designations along the National Wild
and Scenic Rivers System. The bill would create three new Wild and Scenic
Rivers to protect the natural characteristics of the nation's "outstanding"
free flowing rivers and their immediate surrounding environments.
Specifically, the legislation prohibits federal construction of dams or
other facilities that endanger the free flow and/or resource value of the
river. Such "impoundments" often result in the alteration of the river's
flow or the geography of the land surrounding the river. S. 22 includes
provisions establishing the Taunton River, near Fall River, Mass, as "wild
and scenic." The legislation (H.R. 415 in the 110th Congress) caused
controversy because certain portions of the Taunton River that would be
designated as a federally protected Wild and Scenic River are already
In addition, the designation of the Taunton River as a segment of the System
would result in blocking the construction of the proposed Weaver's Cove
Energy Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminal. According to Weaver's Cove
Energy, the new facility would provide New England with 15-20% more natural
gas and, as a result, lower the expected cost of natural gas in the area by
$500 million annually, or about 10-15% per household. According to
dissenting views published by a number of Members on the Natural Resources
Committee when the legislation was considered, the Taunton River designation
"exacerbates the energy crisis at a time when we should be expanding our
ability to provide clean, reliable sources of fuel." Some Members may be
concerned that this provision would block a proposed liquefied natural gas
(LNG) terminal that has been approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory
Commission by granting a river in an industrial area a designation that is
traditionally reserved for remote and pristine rivers that are relatively
untouched by development."
The take on this from the Weaver's Cove folks is interesting:
OTOH there's no indication that the sky is falling.
Associated Press, 03.30.09, 04:39 AM EDT
"Qatar's oil minister says he's "OK" with crude oil at $50 per barrel for
2009 given the current global economic crisis that hammering world energy
Abdullah bin Hamad al-Attiyah's comments Monday, on the sidelines of an
energy conference in Kuwait, underscore the challenges confronting the
Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries." [snip]
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