Obama Won’t Allow Any More Coal Mining On Federal Lands

miningThe Obama administration will be canceling opportunities for companies to mine for coal on federal land and raising the costs of extracting natural resources — from coal, to gas, to oil — on properties controlled by the government.

The White House is expected to unveil such plans Friday, just three days after President Barack Obama pledged in his State of the Union Address to “change the way we manage our oil and coal resources, so that they better reflect the costs they impose on taxpayers and our planet.”

That likely means increasing fees and imposing other regulations to make it more costly to extract fossil fuels from federal lands. Obama says these reforms will “put money back into those communities and put tens of thousands of Americans to work building a 21st century transportation system.”

The Interior Department will impose a moratorium on new coal leases “under most circumstances,” according to The Washington Post, while bureaucrats decide what needs to be reformed. Regulators will also be forced to consider how much new coal mines would contribute to global warming before approving any federal leases.

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    Squidly

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    Well, then there won’t be any mining within the confines of The District of Columbia then, as those are the ONLY “Federal Lands” in this country.

    Read the Constitution! … The Federal Government is [b]expressly prohibited[/b] from owning real property outside of the “seat of government” (aka: The District of Columbia)

    So, drill, mine, frack, all you want within the rules and laws of your own State, as the Federal Government has absolutely [b]no jurisdiction[/b] to say otherwise.

    Again, [b]READ THE CONSTITUTION[/b]!

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    prestigio

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    o’bama read the
    constitution ?

    he has said
    ” le constitution…..
    ….. c’est moi “

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    Amber

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    The silver lining to the stock market crashing is stupid money and investments disappear first . Subsidized bird blenders and other pretend businesses totally reliant on tax payers and friendly bankers are going to see their credit disappear like mann made global warming .
    Reality sucks if your business plan involves robbing taxpayers .

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    Me

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    One is for sure Cool Whip never stops! Better clinger to the end!

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    Me

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    [quote name=”Me”]One is for sure Cool Whip never stops! Better clinger to the end![/quote]
    Err I mean Bitter clinger to the end! 😀

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    Sophie

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    See, 196-to-zero, when you start off with a false premise (what is the source of your information that you want us to “consider”? That entire first part of your statement.) then you don’t really have a valid argument. Those facts you present as irrefutable, HAVE, in fact been refuted by MANY reputable scientists.

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    Me

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    Sophie, it’s drewski, doing what drewski does best!

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