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Obama administration announces drilling plan for Alaska reserve

Los Angeles Times -- The Obama administration on Wednesday announced its plan to allow oil and gas drilling in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska, the first time a blueprint has been drawn up for the entire 23-million acre block on Alaska’s North Slope.

The plan, announced by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, opens 11.8 million acres for development in an area believed to hold 549 million barrels of economically recoverable oil and 8.7 trillion cubic feet of economically recoverable natural gas.


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 8:40:16 AM

Not a good idea IMO.
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The words 'clue' and Aviator Rob should not EVER be used in the same sentence. Good grief, and they walk amongst us...
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 11:22:00 AM

Saw this yesterday.
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 10:57:34 AM

Obama, dont get me started
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 9:45:49 AM

I want to thank aviator rob for the biggest laugh I've had in days! Obama is not a liberal?? ROFLOL!
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 9:41:34 AM

plans and actions are not the same
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 5:41:05 AM

Interesting.
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tomok
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 4:56:40 AM

Obama administration announces drilling plan for Alaska reserve (ANWR)? Has 'coming out of the closet' Sneeky finally realized the sale of fuel from crude oil and natural gas to other countries will pay for his spending gone wild administration? The taxpayers will be paying for his wild spending for years and years.
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, vehicle manufactures Produce and the population ‘Drives’ vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
XII/XXII/MMXII!
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 1:32:03 AM

wow
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 12:49:21 AM

Not good.
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 12:42:17 AM

I can almost hear the collective groan of the Gaia worshipers now.
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 12:22:35 AM

Came the dawn.
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mfeldstein
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 12:17:54 AM

Just stay away from wildlife reserve (ANWR?)
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 12:15:48 AM

This sounds like a reasonable plan.
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 12:14:36 AM

Well, every time he screws up he says it's Bush's fault...
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 12:13:51 AM

Ill believe this when I see it come true, and the Question I have is, Are the other sites that were put off limits the ones with Proven Oil Reserves??? Dose the Sight he is approving actually have Oil????
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 12:13:09 AM

Okay. How much of this will be sent overseas - can't let US prices drop under $3 a gallon!!!
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The Obama administration has something up its sleeve.
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 12:10:54 AM

Bring it on
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I'll believe it when I see it!
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If Obozo is involved there's bound to be a catch!!
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How will anyone know if there is a spill? Will the bears mind?
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Sure. Print more $ and deplete all resources. Future American generations will be in huge debt and no natural resources.
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 12:07:55 AM

Its about time
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 12:07:32 AM

Good for all except the majestic beauty
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 12:07:12 AM

Drill, drill, drill!
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 12:06:46 AM

Good
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 12:05:50 AM

Drill baby drill.
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 12:05:00 AM

what about the environment?
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 12:03:57 AM

not a wise choice, but given the glut for oil, a necessity.
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 12:03:24 AM

Wow. Just I when I think the level of discourse can't sink any lower on this forum, I am surprised yet again. Get it through your head people! President Obama is not a socialist or even a liberal. He is a MODERATE. But you people are so far into the Right Wing bubble that you think he's the next coming of Lenin.

Get a clue people!
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 12:03:10 AM

Better late then never.
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 12:01:43 AM

Good.
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 12:00:22 AM

Can't wait for this to go south...
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 11:59:51 PM

Good deal!
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Okay, @fuelsaverMN, what exactly is your position, besides bashing the President? The man could outlaw abortion, sign a constitutional amendment to mandate both prayer and guns in school, and abolish Medicaid and you would still be dissatisfied.
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 11:57:42 PM

Long overdue and surprising. Good move as long as it lasts.
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And once again, @ejl2000, makes with the copy and paste. Seriously, @ejl2000, do you not have one minute to put together a coherent thought?
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 11:55:20 PM

Seeing will be believing :)
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 11:52:26 PM

That is surprising but good news.
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 11:49:58 PM

.has to be a catch
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 11:48:41 PM

Why now, what has changed, since we keep hearing about all this new technology that will recover the billions of barrels of oil from oil sands in the existing oil field. Something fun in my book!!!!!
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 11:46:11 PM

In an effort to compromise in order to avoid the fiscal cliff perhaps?
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Our President is up to something and I do not trust him.
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Frozen land.
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 11:42:14 PM

I think this good news
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 11:41:20 PM

So they are conceding that drilling in Alaska is necessary?
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 11:38:39 PM

I do not believe that for one minute. Never does what he says he will do.
He will do the opposite.
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 11:38:37 PM

It will take forever to start. Massive details to work out I'm sure and the EPA and eco-fanatics will be up in arms.
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 11:38:22 PM

Why now?
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