Lame Duck President Barack Obama Bans Oil Drilling in Vast Areas of Atlantic and Arctic Oceans With His Pen
THIS IS THE REASON WHY THERE SHOULD BE A LAW THAT STATES A LAME DUCK PRESIDENT SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO DO NOTHING LIKE THIS TO IMPACT FUTURE PRESIDENTS …
The Divider in Chief, the Community agitator in chief has done it again. Outgoing, lame duck president Barack Obama has banned oil and gas drilling with his pen from hundreds of millions of acres of federally owned land in the Arctic and Atlantic Ocean. What a shock that he would do this on the way out the door and impacting a Trump presidency, as opposed to doing it prior to the 2016 elections. However, the gutless wonder in chief would never had provided such a pre-election gift to the environmental wackos as it would have affected the election in a negative manner for Democrats. Even though White House mouthpieces say this executive order cannot be undone by a future president, look for Trump to squash this like a bug. One thing is for certain when it comes to Trump, he hardly cares about precedent when it comes to this type of stuff and neither do those who elected him president.
Look for the community agitator to further reek havoc as he heads out the door.
President Obama moved to solidify his environmental legacy Tuesday by withdrawing hundreds of millions of acres of federally owned land in the Arctic and Atlantic Ocean from new offshore oil and gas drilling.
Obama used a little-known law called the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to protect large portions of the Chukchi and Beaufort seas in the Arctic and a string of canyons in the Atlantic stretching from Massachusetts to Virginia. In addition to a five-year moratorium already in place in the Atlantic, removing the canyons from drilling puts much of the eastern seaboard off limits to oil exploration even if companies develop plans to operate around them.
The announcement by the White House late in the afternoon was coordinated with similar steps being taken by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to shield large areas of that nation’s Arctic waters from drilling. Neither measure affects leases already held by oil and gas companies and drilling activity in state waters.
According to White House officials, their actions to make the areas off limits to future oil and gas exploration and drilling as indefinite. They further went on to say that the withdrawals under Section 12-A of the 1953 act used by presidents dating to Dwight Eisenhower cannot be undone by an incoming president. Sorry, I find that almost impossible to believe. I second Instapundit’s opinion in that it is hard to believe that one president’s signature is more important than another’s. To make such a comment that another president, namely Donald Trump, will not be able to undo Obama’s executive order sounds almost vindictive.
“There is a precedent of more than half a century of this authority being utilized by presidents of both parties,” a White House aide said. “There is no authority for subsequent presidents to un-withdraw. .?.?. I can’t speak to what a future Congress will do.”
ISN’T THIS RICH COMING FROM ONE OF THE BIGGEST LIARS OF THEM ALL …
This weekend on NBC’s Meet the Press, Hillary Clinton continued to go after self-proclaimed socialist and Democrat presidential candidate Bernie Sanders campaign for misrepresenting her record on fossil fuels and said she feels sorry for the young people who believe it. Clinton stated, “I feel sorry sometimes for the young people who, you know, believe this. They don’t do their own research. And I’m glad that we can now point to reliable independent analysis to say no, it’s just not true.” Like her or hate her, one thing is for certain, she’s got balls. Hillary Clinton is one of the least trusted individuals and has made a career out of self-serving lies but she has the CO-JONES to call some one else a liar. REALLY?
Because Hillary would never play both ends against the middle now would she?
Hillary Clinton continued ripping into the Bernie Sanders campaign this morning for misrepresenting her record on fossil fuels and said she feels sorry for the young people who believe it.
A few days ago, after being confronted by a Greenpeace activist about receiving donations from the fossil fuel industry, Clinton snapped and said, “I am so sick of the Sanders campaign lying about me!”
The Washington Post‘s fact-check concluded that Clinton and the Super PAC supporting her received money from lobbyists tied to that industry––the Super PAC received $3.25 million––but said that the claims from Team Sanders are “exaggerated” and awarded them 3 Pinocchios. On CNN this morning, Sanders defended the attacks and said it’s not “distorting reality” to point out that lobbyists for that industry are giving as much as they can to help his opponent and trying to bundle more.
When she was asked about rejecting the donations months ago, Clinton said she would not impose a “litmus test” on who can give her donations, saying people fully understand she’s “very adamant about moving us towards clean renewable energy.”
Daily Commentary – Wednesday, January 20, 2016 – The Price of Gas Has Fallen Along With the Cost of a Barrell of Oil
- In some areas of Michigan it’s been as low as 47 cents per gallon. That’s 1/2 of what it is in Canada and 1/6 of what it is in Southern California. There is a glut of oil on the market
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WOW, 47 CENTS A GALLON … WELL ACTUALLY 47.9 CENTS.
Gas prices hit an amazing low of 47 cents a gallon in as a price war broke out between three gas stations in in Houghton Lake, Michigan. I cannot even remember when gas prices were that low. You could imagine the reaction by Americans when they saw prices fall to such a low price. Could you imagine being able to fill your car up from with an empty tank for less than $9.00? Of course these low gas prices and cost for barrels of oil are having other adverse affects on our economy.
The price of gas hit a stunning low — just 47 cents per gallon — in Michigan on Sunday.
Michigan was the first state to have gas under $1 in likely over a decade, Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst at GasBuddy.com, told ABC News today.
A gas station in Houghton Lake, Michigan, hit the 47 cents mark after a price war between three stations in the town, DeHaan said.
GasBuddy.com’s data goes back to 2000 and DeHaan said he couldn’t find any other averages that low in the U.S.
“This is something we don’t see often at all or ever,” DeHann said. “That’s unheard of.”
DeHann said he believed the next lowest price in the country was about $1.29, at a station in Virginia.
OBAMA VETOES US JOBS …
Barack Obama vetoes the Keystone XL Pipeline bill. The bill was passed by a bipartisan vote in both the House and the Senate; however, Obama is driven by his far LEFT agenda and seems to care more about that than providing jobs that pay more to American workers than minimum wage. Following the shellacking that Democrats took in the 2014 elections, Obama called for cooperation and for Democrats and Republicans to work together. We all knew it was BS at the time, but it sounded good from a president who had just lost the Senate. Since then Obama has done nothing to strengthen his words of cooperation, but instead has engaged in confrontation. The veto of the Keystone XL Pipeline bill, going against the will of the people and their elected representatives, is just the latest in Obama’s actions that go along with his “imperial’ far LEFT agenda of its my way or the highway.
Obama said following his veto, “The presidential power to veto legislation is one I take seriously. But I also take seriously my responsibility to the American people.” REALLY, WHO KNEW? Exactly how is Obama taking his responsibility to the American people when the American people are in favor of the Keystone Pipeline? Critics of the bill say will cause environmental damage. Hmm, you mean like the one below in how oil is currently transported in the United States.
I guess Obama would rather have train accidents occur, like the one recently in West Virginia, that resulted in a fiery explosion. Guess what the train was carrying … that’s right, crude oil. The train, which was carrying North Dakota crude to an oil depot in Yorktown, Virginia, derailed in a small town 33 miles southeast of Charleston, causing 20 tank cars to catch fire. The environmentalist wackos seem to be rather quiet. Obama cares nothing about the people, he cares about his far left agenda.
Amid appeals for bipartisanship, President Barack Obama in just three days has provoked Republicans on issues as disparate as immigration, Wall Street and the Keystone XL pipeline — a combative mix of defense and offense that underscores Washington’s political realignment.
Sensing a Republican retreat, Obama is headlining a Miami town hall on Wednesday, enlisting his Latino base of support to increase pressure on GOP lawmakers who want to tie spending on the Homeland Security Department to repeal of his immigration executive actions.
On Tuesday, he vetoed GOP legislation that would have forced construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. And on Monday he proposed tougher rules on financial brokers who help manage retirement accounts, over Wall Street objections.