May 14, 2011

Obama to open Alaskan Petroleum Reserve

President Obama has decided to open up NPRA (the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska) for more oil exploration.  This is a good start, but  when did we allow the President of the United States complete authority over where oil companies can and cannot drill on public lands?  President Bush did the same thing, opening up offshore drilling with the stroke of a pen... why no EPA?  Why no Congress?  How have we come to a point where one guy in Washington D.C. can wake up some Saturday morning and say, "What the hey, this'll shut them up."

It's good to be King.

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