Will Obama put an end to all oil and gas drilling?

…or just some of it?

10 Responses to “Will Obama put an end to all oil and gas drilling?”

  1. jersey girl in exile Says:

    No. You will find Obama realizes we need various forms of energy. He’s a deep thinker and is very pragmatic.

  2. Joe_the_realist Says:

    No

  3. Wang Chung Says:

    Of course not. What on Earth makes you think he would do that?

  4. Thomas D Says:

    You would be better off asking is congress will, Obama would have a hard time doing something like this just by executive order.

  5. Ralph W Says:

    none of it

  6. ogreat1...10cent makeover Says:

    Nope but as we drill he’ll look and finance alternatives.

  7. Todd L Says:

    ridiculous….however It would be good for America to learn how to exploit other energy sources that do not have so many unbearable costs..such as devastation of the environment…unfortunately that would do nothing for corporate America's pocketbook so do not count on it

    C.J., IF IT WASN'T FOR "TREE HUGGERS", AND ALL THOSE EVIL SCIENTISTS, DO YOU THINK YOU WOULD EVEN "KNOW" THAT WE "NEED"…AS YOU PUT IT, GREEN ALTERNATIVES?

    GREG ever heard of "survival"? if enough people think like you do, only concerned with the SHORT TERM…THEN WE WON'T. It is illogical to support the continued, unsustainable, wasteful, inefficient processes and economic systems that we have engaged in to bring us to this PLACE…it will inevitably lead to human extinction

  8. Nunya K Says:

    Let’s put it this way, I doubt you will see new leases since the oil companies already have millions of acres under lease. He will not put a ban on drilling but oil has almost become secondary because he intends on taking the country in a direction where oil will no longer have the stranglehold on us it does. Is that bad?

  9. C.J. Says:

    I think he will try. Liberals in my state are already trying to quash it here. It is the tree-hugging conservationists that think it is more important to preserve the environment with "no footprints" rather than a family have a job. It is one of the main reasons gas and energy prices are so high. Oil and gas production can be done safely and with minimal environmental impact and it should be done and done now!

    I have a friend who is a firefighter and she says one of the main reasons wild fires get so out of control is because conservationists don't even want forests managaged! Deadfall builds up to a dangerous level and serve as tinder for huge fires. Conservationists ideas are too extreme and they need to be countered with reason for the good of our economy AND our environment.

    Nunya, We DO need oil and gas now. Take a look around at just how many gas burning cars we have! Although we can move toward using hybrids and battery cars, they only make up a very small percentage of all the cars on the highway. We simply cannot transition over instantly. Oil and gas are needed until we have bridged over to greener alternatives. Be realistic.

    TODD: THAN WHY CAN THERE BE NO COMPROMISE?? I DO NOT BELIEVE THE ENVIRONMENT SHOULD BE RAPED, BUT WE NEED ENERGY AND WE NEED JOBS. OIL AND GAS CAN DO THAT FOR US WITH MINIMAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS. IT SEEMS IT HAS TO BE YOUR WAY OR NO WAY AND YOUR WAY IS COSTING US ALL DEARLY.

  10. Greg Says:

    No, he will move forward with some of it. He will do that and you will see gas prices fall when the plans are announced. However; and this is big…. The wild card for the Democrats is the environmentalist movement which basically is no no no to anything that disturbs one square inch of soil or moves one cubic feet of water. They will go along with the plans to drill until it gets down to the very specific site where it is to take place…then here they come.

    They will claim that there is a rare algae eating seafish that lives in that spot and this thing gets nervous from any activity around it…then uh oh…can’t drill there. Just like the Caribou around the Alaskan pipe line. These people said it would hurt the population of Caribou, now the population has doubled due to the warmth provided by the pipes which they all huddle around.

    You’ll hear almost these exact words from Obama when they can’t drill due to the seafish, algae, some plant (just name it). “Well, we really tried to get drilling underway but we must put these concerns first for the benefit of us all”. Same thing for the coal industry, nuclear power plants, etc. It is ok though to put up thousands of windmills which will involve clearing trees in some areas, just like the biofuel nonsense. They are slashing and burning the rain forests in Central and South American countries to get the areas to grow sugar cane and corn for the sought after production of biofuel. Cleaner fuel but who cares about the trees right? These wackos are a walking contradiction. They will never let us proceed with obtaining more energy and fuel that we need to then seek alternative measures. They want the conversion to be overnight which is impossible and the country will take a nose dive trying to do just that.

    The ultimate dream of these people is to set us back to the stone age. Everyone washing their clothes and using the bathroom in the same river. No cars, no energy….just all natural. Well be sewing our own clothes, making all of our own food, walking everywhere. We’ll all be eating organic foods, with corn forks, that are grown right out of former parking lots and driveways. That is their dream…the extremists. Just ask Al Gore and the other jet flying polluting liberals. It’s ok to pollute, but you must PAY for it. Ok, that makes sense. Hey, I dumped a bunch of chemicals in the air, but don’t worry I offset by paying for it. Never mind those planted trees take time to grow and won’t actually offset the carbon for at least 5 years.

    You watch, it will happen.