Shell, with unexpected Arctic drilling approval, looks like Obama’s kind of oil company

Backscratch-fest?

Shell-leased rig Noble Discoverer in the Chukchi Sea. (Image: Royal Dutch Shell via LAT)
Shell-leased rig Noble Discoverer in the Chukchi Sea. (Image: Royal Dutch Shell via LAT)

As noted earlier today, the Obama administration on Monday gave Royal Dutch Shell “conditional approval” to drill an Arctic oil lease off the coast of Alaska in the Chukchi Sea – a move that has environmental groups in a tizzy.

Shell actually gave up on its hopes of drilling in the Arctic a little over a year ago after a setback in federal court, and at the time, environmental groups and the media were satisfied that the situation made sense, given the administration’s well-known posture on environmental issues and energy.

The mainstream media have been silent this week on why the Obama administration, with its pattern of uniform and ruthless hostility to the fossil fuels industry, has given this approval.  Even the New York Times, which is usually able to mouth a narrative planted by administration officials, has offered no explanation. Continue reading “Shell, with unexpected Arctic drilling approval, looks like Obama’s kind of oil company”

RINO Watch: Romney thinks our human-caused “climate change” problem needs “leadership”

So last-century.

RomneyNew post up at Liberty Unyielding.  Enjoy!

Obama’s ‘marine protected area’ expansion: On a collision course with national security?

Priorities.

 

Standing athwart China's naval gateway to the Pacific, yelling "Save the planet!" (Bathymetric map of the Pacific Ocean. Author annotation)
Standing athwart China’s naval gateway to the Pacific, yelling “Save the planet!” (Bathymetric map of the Pacific Ocean. Author annotation)

New post up at Liberty Unyielding.  Enjoy!

Bundy crisis II: Sovereignty, rights, environmentalism, and the ranchers of Clark County

Killing them slowly.

New post up at Liberty Unyielding.  Enjoy!

Update:  Readers, I am adding a comment from reader Jose Zapatero, which was left at a post where most of you are unlikely to see it.  It’s on point for this “Part II” post, as I think the post begins to answer some of his questions.  Here’s the exchange.

From Jose Zapatero: Continue reading “Bundy crisis II: Sovereignty, rights, environmentalism, and the ranchers of Clark County”