President Obama announces plans to expand domestic oil production

President Barack Obama Saturday announced plans to expand domestic oil production, including holding a lease sale in the Gulf of Mexico this year and two in 2012, and extending leases in the Gulf that were affected by the drilling moratorium in the wake of the BP oil spill to allow operators more time to meet heightened safety requirements. Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by Jon Mitchell - May 14, 2011 - 8:05 AM PDT
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Jon Mitchell
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by Jon Mitchell - May. 15, 2011

Detailed summary of the fine points of Obama's new energy initiative, reporting on his announcement in his weekly address.

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Fred Gatlin
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by Fred Gatlin - May. 14, 2011

This topic in my opinion is limited in this article. The story does not cover the issue as well as I would hope.

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Butch Lemmon
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by Butch Lemmon - May. 14, 2011

It was good news to me.

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Patricia Blochowiak
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by Patricia Blochowiak - May. 15, 2011

Superficial coverage of the president's decision with little of substance on the many sources of opposition.

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Stephanus Van Brandest
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by Stephanus Van Brandest - May. 16, 2011

It seems to me that if the green energy were to do better by this time, the oil price would not be this high. Even if the president is removing the incentive from the Big Five and then leasing more oil fields to operators, the oil price would remain high. So, the big question would be "how fast can we become independent of oil?" The article itself successfully addresses the different aspects to Pres. Obama's plans, especially the politics.

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