Been going through my drafts folder, and I found this article that I’d save about a year and a half ago. The information is still relevant today, so I thought I’d better get my butt in gear and pass it along. 🙂 ~Ness
April 26, 2012 Author: The American Dream
The United States is not running out of oil. In fact, nobody on the entire globe has more energy resources than the United States does. The truth is that we are absolutely swimming in oil and natural gas and we have so much coal that we have no idea what to do with it all. At current consumption rates, America has enough energy resources to completely satisfy all of its needs well into the 22nd century. If we would just access those resources, we would not have to import a single drop of foreign oil. But most Americans don’t realize that we have plenty of oil. In fact, our education system has brainwashed most Americans into believing that our energy resources are rapidly being depleted and that we will soon enter a great energy crisis. We are all constantly told that we must transition to “green energy” before it is too late. But the reality is that America is an energy rich nation and new discoveries of oil and natural gas deposits are being made all the time. Shouldn’t someone tell the American people the truth about these things?
Sadly, Barack Obama keeps running around the country declaring that there is no way that the United States can supply itself with enough oil. During one speech a while back, Obama made the following statement….
“With only 2% of the world’s oil reserves, we can’t just drill our way to lower gas prices”
The funny thing is that what Obama said sounds very similar to something that Jimmy Carter said back in 1977….
“Unless profound changes are made to lower oil consumption, we now believe that early in the 1980s the world will be demanding more oil than it can produce”.
How did that prediction work out for Jimmy Carter?
Not too well.
The truth is that Obama is misleading the American people just like Jimmy Carter did. A recent Investor’s Business Daily article explained how Obama is twisting the truth….
But the figure Obama uses — proved oil reserves — vastly undercounts how much oil the U.S. actually contains. In fact, far from being oil-poor, the country is awash in vast quantities — enough to meet all the country’s oil needs for hundreds of years.
At current consumption rates, the United States has enough oil to last into the 23rd century without ever importing a single drop of oil from another country.
But only a very small fraction of the American people know this.
So when are we going to start hearing the truth?
The following are 10 facts about America’s energy resources that will blow your mind….
#1 Back in 1995, the U.S. Geological Survey told the American people that the Bakken Shale formation in western North Dakota and eastern Montana only held 151 million barrels of oil. Today, government officials are admitting that it holds 4.3 billion barrels of recoverable oil, and some analysts believe that the actual number could be closer to 20 billion barrels of oil.
#2 It is estimated that there are up to 19 billion barrels of recoverable oil deposits in the tar sands of Utah.
#3 It is estimated that there are at least 86 billion barrels of recoverable oil deposits in the Outer Continental Shelf.
#4 It is believed that there are 800 billion barrels of recoverable oil deposits in the Green River formation in Wyoming.
#5 Overall, the United States is sitting on approximately 1.442 trillion barrels of recoverable oil deposits.
#6 According to the Institute of Energy Research, the United States has a 120 year supply of natural gas.
#7 According to the Institute of Energy Research, the United States has a 200 year supply of oil.
#8 According to the Institute of Energy Research, the United States has a 464 year supply of coal.
#9 According to Pastor Lindsey Williams, absolutely gigantic oil fields have been discovered up in Alaska that the American public is not being told about.
#10 Goldman Sachs is predicting that the United States will be the number one oil producing country in the world by the year 2017.
But you never hear any of these statistics from Barack Obama, do you?
And some of our oil fields that were thought to be “depleted” are actually filling back up with oil. Many scientists are extremely puzzled by this. The following quote is from a 1999 Wall Street Journal article….
Production at the oil field, deep in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana, was supposed to have declined years ago. And for a while, it behaved like any normal field: Following its 1973 discovery, Eugene Island 330′s output peaked at about 15,000 barrels a day. By 1989, production had slowed to about 4,000 barrels a day.
Then suddenly—some say almost inexplicably—Eugene Island’s fortunes reversed. The field, operated by PennzEnergy Co., is now producing 13,000 barrels a day, and probable reserves have rocketed to more than 400 million barrels from 60 million. Stranger still, scientists studying the field say the crude coming out of the pipe is of a geological age quite different from the oil that gushed 10 years ago.
The truth is that there is still much about the formation of oil that is a great mystery to our scientists. For much more on this, you can listen to a recent interview with Dr. Jerome Corsi on Coast to Coast right here.
Unfortunately, much of the information that you have read above is being repressed because it would be very damaging to the “green agenda” that the global elite are trying to impose on all of us.
As I wrote about yesterday, a “green economy” is absolutely central to the “sustainable development” agenda that the United Nations is promoting.
The elitists at the UN believe that carbon dioxide is evil and that it is going to cause catastrophic climate change.
But the truth is that we have always had “climate change” and even if you eliminated all forms of human activity it would only reduce carbon dioxide levels on our planet by a marginal amount.
And carbon dioxide is not a pollutant. Every plant on earth uses carbon dioxide. In the past, our planet actually had much higher levels of carbon dioxide. When there are high levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, plant life thrives and more food can be grown.
So if you want the earth to be more “green”, then you should actually want levels of carbon dioxide to be even higher.
Unfortunately, this kind of logic evades the “true believers”.
Well, you know what?
The climate on earth is going to change and nothing can stop it. It has always changed and it always will change.
The primary cause of climate change is the gigantic ball of fire that our planet is revolving around. You could fit1.3 million earths inside the sun. When there is a lot of solar activity the earth tends to get warmer, and when there is not a lot of solar activity the earth tends to get cooler.
The sun has been behaving very strangely in recent years. If this continues (or gets even worse) we are going to see some very bizarre weather patterns in the years ahead.
And there is not a thing we can do about it other than pray.
But Obama is going to continue to repress energy production in the United States and try to push us toward his vision of a “green society”.
Unfortunately, much of what he is trying to do is extremely damaging to our economy. This was beautifully demonstrated in a recent YouTube video entitled “If I Wanted America To Fail“….
So does this mean that alternative energy is bad?
Of course not.
At the same time that we work to exploit the vast deposits of oil, natural gas and coal under our feet, we should also seek to develop cutting edge alternative energy technologies.
For example, most Americans have never even heard of thorium, but many scientists believe that it could provide nearly endless amounts of very safe, very cheap and very clean energy for future generations.
America is not going to run out of energy. America has more energy resources that anyone else in the world and our nation is also one of the leaders in developing cutting edge alternative energy technologies.
This country has a lot of problems, but a lack of energy is not going to be one of them unless our politicians get in the way.
So what do you think about all of this? Please feel free to post a comment with your thoughts below….
Energy prices will go up again. Sharply, if Obama has anything to say about it, and, he does now! Congratulations. With his plan to bankrupt the coal industry, undo President Bush’s lifting of the ban on offshore drilling, and Lord only knows what else, it won’t be long until you’re paying more to heat your home in the winter than you are for your mortgage.
Don’t forget, OPEC’s not happy with the drop in prices either, and is planning ways to get that barrel price back in the 3-digit range. A president on our side, doing all he could to keep prices low might have been nice.
OBAMA REMARKS MAKE IT CLEAR:
Obama ticket not supportive of coal
COLUMBUS, November 3, 2008: Mike Carey, president of the Ohio Coal Association (OCA) today issued the following statement in response to just-released remarks from Senator Barack Obama about the nation’s coal industry.
“Regardless of the timing or method of the release of these remarks, the message from the Democratic candidate for President could not be clearer: the Obama-Biden ticket spells disaster for America’s coal industry and the tens of thousands of Americans who work in it.
“These undisputed, audio-taped remarks, which include comments from Senator Obama like ‘I haven’t been some coal booster’ and ‘if they want to build [coal plants], they can, but it will bankrupt them’ are extraordinarily misguided.
“It’s evident that this campaign has been pandering in states like Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia, Indiana and Pennsylvania to attempt to generate votes from coal supporters, while keeping his true agenda hidden from the state’s voters.
“Senator Obama has revealed himself to be nothing more than a short-sighted, inexperienced politician willing to say anything to get a vote. But today, the nation’s coal industry and those who support it have a better understanding of his true mission, to ‘bankrupt’ our industry, put tens of thousands out of work and cause unprecedented increases in electricity prices.
“In addition to providing an affordable, reliable source of low-cost electricity, domestic coal holds the key to our nation’s long-term energy security – a goal that cannot be overlooked during this time of international instability and economic uncertainty.
“Few policy areas are more important to our economic future than energy issues. As voters head to the polls tomorrow, it is essential they remember that access to reliable, affordable, domestic energy supplies is essential to economic growth and stability.”
By Orson Scott Card
November 3, 2008
Obama’s "ideological" energy plan would cripple U.S. economy
Obama isn’t cutting taxes for the poor, because they don’t pay any.
Instead, he’s planning to make it so expensive to generate electricity that only the rich can afford to use their appliances whenever they want.
Why? It’s all in the name of Obama’s True Belief in Global Warming. He says it himself — he’ll take coal off the table as an "ideological matter." Even if technology allows us to use coal in a clean way, he’s opposed to pursuing it.
He wants to put a huge penalty on companies that emit carbon — which means that starting up new coal-powered electrical plants will be prohibitively expensive. In Obama’s own words, "It will bankrupt them."
"Cap and trade" plans have already been tried, and they don’t work — they cost too much, and people find ways to get around them. But Obama promises us that he’ll take that failed idea and be "as aggressive, if not more aggressive, than anybody else’s" plan.
In other words, if it doesn’t work, let’s do more of it!
This is Obama the New Puritan. We’ve found his real religion: Political and Environmental Correctness.
It’s more important to him to eliminate coal than to find practical solutions. Why? Because coal is "bad." Our groupthinking "intellectual" elite thinks they are post-religious — but they believe in sin and hate the sinners.
(Real intellectuals are skeptical and look for evidence before they embrace an idea; global warming, like the rest of the dogmas of the extreme Left, are believed without proof, by faith alone.)
For the New Puritans, Global Warming is the vengeful god that must be placated. Our economy is the sacrifice to that deity. In the name of Global Warming, we must destroy our quality of life — and, like sales tax, it will hurt the poorest people first and most.
Unfortunately, human-caused global warming exists only in the way Zeus exists — in the imagination of believers who ignore obvious natural explanations. So this sacrifice of America’s most bountiful and reliable energy source (until we can get solar and wind and nuclear up and running) is to a god that only seems real to people who are not serious about staying connected to reality.
Right now it is vital that we convert all our land transportation to electricity so we can wean ourselves from oil (and save that fuel for air transport). It will take far longer to convert away from coal as a source of that electricity — so what we need right now, as a temporary measure, is to build more generating capacity.
Obama would freeze us where we are. Literally.
Our electrical system would be rationed, or as intermittent as in Saddam’s Iraq or today’s Nigeria — oil-rich countries that did such a poor job of providing electricity to their citizens that might go away for weeks, and when it comes back on, it’s only for a few hours a day.
The poor would be hardest hit. When that electric bill is bigger than your house payment, something’s got to go. What do you turn off? The fridge? The stove? Using the microwave is out of the question. Hair dryers? Gone. And you can forget watching DVDs or television.
It’s Obama’s first album: America Unplugged.
But the harm to the poor wouldn’t stop with their inability to afford to use the appliances that the rest of America gets to use. With energy costs soaring to assuage Obama’s god, people will have less money to spend. The cost of manufacturing everything would soar.
Let’s see — higher prices, less income. Do you see vast unemployment following?
Not only will the poor be worse off, there’ll be a whole lot more of them.
Why didn’t the San Francisco Chronicle tell us about this back in January, when Obama laid out this plan?
Because it wasn’t good for the rest of the country to know what Obama really plans to do. If we knew the truth, we might not vote for the Anointed Ruler.
So why did this tape emerge now? Maybe some reporter or editor got an attack of honesty. Or maybe they woke up when they saw Obama declare war on the press — punishing newspapers and tv stations that were not sufficiently loyal to the Anointed Ruler.
Think of it: Not only can we have Nigeria’s electrical power system, we can have Egypt’s and Russia’s "free" press! All courtesy of Obama!
For a long time we really haven’t been able to find out who Obama is. But now, as the Anointed Ruler makes his triumphal parade to Mount Olympus, his arrogance is showing.
We caught a glimpse when he sneered at religion, saying that we turn to it only out of bitterness — rather than, say, faith, or charity, or love of virtue, or spirituality.
Obama thinks like a New Puritan — the people who punish anyone who speaks an incorrect thought. You’ve seen how they borked Joe the Plumber and, for that matter, Sarah Palin, accusing them of terrible things — none of which were even bad!
Obama thinks that coal is the devil. But when you ban coal as a source of additional electricity, you cripple our ability to transition to the technologies we must have to keep our great, world-fueling economy going.
But Obama: when you bring the whole global economic system crashing down, what do you think we’ll use to heat our houses — or caves — then?
Coal and trees. Lots and lots of carbon.
Obama and his elitist friends think they’re smart, but they don’t live on planet Earth, they live in a playhouse where they can make huge messes with their stupid policies, and then pretend that the mess is someone else’s fault while they hope for some invisible mommy to come and clean it up.
The invisible mommy so far has been the American people and the resilient economy that we create (along with the few remaining moral standards that have not yet been crushed).
But we can’t clean up after Obama’s plan if we’re too broke to turn on the lights.
Copyright © 2008 by Orson Scott Card
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Ohio! West Virginia! Virginia! Pennsylvania! Indiana! Kentucky! ARE YOU LISTENING? Obama, in his own words, wants to bankrupt the coal industry.
He doesn’t care about your jobs. He doesn’t care about increasing energy costs. He has no problem with putting an entire American industry out of business. Is that the kind of man you want for President?
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