A report from the Sutherland Institute?????Are you trying to
convince us that it might be an accurate and unbiased report?If so,
y'can't get much more ridiculous than that.
Regulations are necessary to ensure that the economy factors in hidden costs.
Fossil fuels are a limited resource and should not be squandered thoughtlessly.
They also cause pollution and health problems. Not to mention the slowly
unfolding catastrophe of climate change. Money is not everything. What good is
it if you are sick or dead.
The Federal laws are doing what they are supposed to do, stop greed and
illogical acts of impulsive money hungry government leaders and non repairable
environmental destruction. The world is not running out of oil, but greed and
lies are rampant in Utah. There is a rush by developers and oil companies to
take control of this Utah land before Obama leaves the country.All
these propositions have one Achilles heal, that the cost of gasoline must stay
high at the gas pump, $4.00 or more. Getting control of the land for
uncontrolled development not oil production is the plan by legislators using gas
prices to sway the public.What will happen to Utah wilderness when
oil is down to 20 or 30 dollars a barrel destroying the value of shale oil? This
is why the Bookcliffs should not be mutilated.The governor is short
sighted and wishful thinking and when oil comes down we end up with an blighted
environment pockmarked with oil rigs and wells hazardous to the environment. And
taxpayers billions of dollars in debt becasue of overspending on risky
investments in a risky black gold visions of wealth.
@swiss...... ummmm no. The cost of settling on land purchased from the Mexican
government, and then negotiating for statehood, and the fact that Utah is one of
the least populous states in the nation, and having its representation accorded
to it based on that fact.I have to be relatively careful how I
comment on this this, but the fact is these seven states aren't special.
The same could be said for most states. In the state that I now reside,
sizemic and geological surveys indicate natural gas reserves well in excess of
what Utah claims to have. The land in question is largely a privately held
state. And yet even here, there is great debate on the wisdom and cost to go
after these resources. It is not as black and white as this hired paper
indicates.On the other hand, the Sierra Club is being equally silly.
Rigs are only momentary. What is left behind is invisible from any
reasonable distance. Yes, while drilling, there is visible activity. But that
is for a very short window. This would not destroy Utah's byways and
scenic vistas. There is middle ground here....
The cost of being colonies of the United States instead of being equal states.
The president and his party and his energy policy have virtually no effect on
the price of gasoline. The national sea ice data centre indicates that there is
more arctic ice cover than last year, but it's still well below average.
And the petroleum believed to be tied up in federal regulation, however much
there really is, is still there. It is not being stolen by the government. The
impetus to explore and develop may not exist now, when oil is $106 a barrel, but
when it hits $200 maybe it will be. The jobs and revenue, if there is the
resource there to generate it, will come. Maybe. Because for all our
'drill, baby!' bluster, even here we're pretty queasy and seem to
turn into environmentalists the instant someone wants to build something near
our house, or on land we like. The 'drill baby' concept doesn't
bode that change of heart, but it's there.
Wow, what a well-researched article. Investigative journalism at it's
finest. I think we should always just use one source for news
stories from now on. This was an advertisement for this group,
plain and simple.
Thanks to Obama and the Demorats we are needlessly paying nearly $4.00 gal for
gasoline and in the meantime the amount of ice at the N. pole is over 60% higher
than normal for this time of the year and the amount of ice at the Antarctica is
at a record all time high for this time of year. Remember when Al Gore during
his acceptance speech for getting the Nobel Prize (what a joke) said, "By
2013 there would be no ice left at the poles and New York will be under water
because of man made global warming". Could he and the sky is falling global
warming lemmings have been more wrong?