Obama Shuts Down 1.6M Acres to Oil Shale Development

Ben Shapiro Breitbart.com Big Government 9 Nov 2012

Just two days after President Obama’s re-election, the Obama Interior Department announced a plan to shut down 1.6 million acres of federal land to oil shale development. The land had originally been slated for drilling under President George W. Bush.

“By significantly reducing the acreage of wilderness […]

Obama Closes 50 Percent of the Naval Petroleum Reserve in Alaska

Institute for Energy Research via Canada Free Press 10/24/2012

In 1923, President Warren Harding established the 23 million acre Naval Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPR-A) for the U.S. Navy at a time when it was converting its coal-fired ships to run on petroleum. In 1976, this Indiana-sized area was turned over to the Department of Interior and […]

Obama Sneaks Through 30-Year Drilling Moratorium

“We can’t drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times … and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK. That’s not leadership. That’s not going to happen.”

Dave Blount Moonbattery 7/11/2012

The good news: America has plenty […]

Interior secretary: State fracking oversight just isn’t good enough for me

Erika Johnsen HotAir.com 6/26/2012

There are few things that can make me quite as outrageously perturbed as the unmitigated gall of a big-government bureaucrat presuming that he knows better than everybody else. I often make the case that when it comes to energy-and-environment issues specifically, big government is an especially poor steward in which to […]

Executive Order 13547: ‘The Sleeping Power Grab’

Erika Johnsen HotAir.com 4/21/2012

To be fair, President Obama’s executive-order output hasn’t unreasonably outpaced that of his predecessors – his especial willingness to actively circumvent Congress and snatch huge gobs of power for the federal bureaucracy only makes it feel like he has.

In July of 2010, President Obama signed executive order 13547 – “Stewardship […]

GOP Lawmakers Challenge White House on ‘Scientific Misconduct’

FoxNew.com 10/20/2011

Several Republican lawmakers are challenging the Obama administration’s science czar over what they claim are repeat incidents of “scientific misconduct” among agencies, questioning whether officials who deal with everything from endangered species to nuclear waste are using “sound science.”

The letter sent Wednesday to John Holdren, director of the Office of Science and […]