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Oil & Gas Development on Federal Lands and Waters

gulf of mexico  federal lands  energy development  domestic energy  access 

Rayola Dougher

Rayola Dougher
Posted March 19, 2012

The White House had a post up last week with some numbers on production of oil and natural gas on America’s public lands and offshore waters.

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The President’s Fuzzy Energy Future

taxes  offshore drilling  natural gas  liquid fuels  gulf of mexico  domestic energy  anwr  access 

Kyle Isakower

Kyle Isakower
Posted March 16, 2012

Yesterday President Obama gave a campaign speech centered around energy policy.  In it he said:

“There’s a problem with a strategy that only relies on drilling and that is, America uses more than 20 percent of the world’s oil.  If we drilled every square inch of this country -- so we went to your house and we went to the National Mall and we put up those rigs everywhere -- we’d still have only 2 percent of the world’s known oil reserves.  Let’s say we miss something -- maybe it’s 3 percent instead of two.  We’re using 20; we have two.  Now, you don’t need to be getting an excellent education at Prince George’s Community College to know that we’ve got a math problem here.  I help out Sasha occasionally with her math homework and I know that if you’ve got two and you’ve got 20, there’s a gap.  (Laughter.)  There’s a gap, right?”

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Why 75% is an ‘F’

outer continental shelf  offshore oil  natural gas  gulf of mexico 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted January 31, 2012

“…tonight, I’m directing my administration to open more than 75 percent of our potential offshore oil and gas resources.” -  President Obama 2012 State of the Union

So, 75 percent – that must be good, right?  Well, not exactly.  Let’s take a look at what the Proposed Outer Continental Shelf Oil & Gas Leasing Program 2012-2017 actually provides:

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