Obama Administration Promising Tough New Fracking Regulations After The Election

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The consensus among energy industry folks I’ve spoken too is that not even President Obama is a zealous enough environmentalist to try and mess with fracking by banning it or regulating it to death. But it’s an election year, and Obama has liberal constituencies to placate, and the greenies are an important one for him.

So the question is, does this tough talk about fracking mean Obama is really planning something that would harm domestic energy production? Or is it just good election year politics?

Heather Zichal, the top White House energy aide, told reporters that she expects the Interior Department rules regulating hydraulic fracturing, dubbed fracking, to be completed by year’s end.

“We are committed to doing the rule and we are committed to finalizing it,” Zichal told reporters after remarks at the think tank NDN.

Advocates of tougher “fracking” oversight will have their eyes on the calendar, especially if President Obama loses the White House to Mitt Romney, his GOP rival.

In her wide-ranging remarks on energy to the group, Zichal touted White House plans to spur development of both traditional and alternative sources, including natural gas.

On one hand, fracking is tied to a lot of economic impact. Not just energy jobs, but lower cost for power too. Natural gas prices have plummeted, and oil prices are coming down too, because of the additional oil/gas supplies fracking has brought to the market. Banning fracking, or regulating it in any significant way from the federal level, would have a dramatic economic impact.

On the other hand, if he won re-election Obama wouldn’t be in a position to ever have to worry about getting elected again. He would be free to live up to his liberal agenda.

For those Americans concerned with free energy markets, why take a chance on re-electing the President?

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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  • mickey_moussaoui

    How’s Obama going to impose any regulations as the ex president?

    fuck him, he’ll be lucky if we don’t send him to GITMO

    • http://flamemeister.com flamemeister

      Since it is Obama’s program to turn us into a Third-World country, let’s follow through on Third-World example and have a great series of post-election televised criminal trials of Obama and his minions.  Reality TV that in itself would drive the economy forward in so many ways.  Then Obama could realize his fondest wish: All Obama, all the time.  The media would thrive, they would see the tremendous advantages of doing what they were supposed to do in the first place.

      • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

        That’s some pretty good fantasy, but you should take a stroll over to Rbb’s blog and read all about the GOP politicians who are now convicted criminals serving jail time, or preparing to go to jail.

        You have one really effed up view of the world to live upside down and not recognize the sound of the coins falling out of your pocket onto the floor.  Stop blaming others for your own inability to recognize the situation you have put yourself in.

        Your losing the battle.  Not because there is some stronger hand being played by your opposition, but because you’re a completely fucking clueless and don’t have the slightest clue about what’s really happening around you.

        • sbark

          but isnt that the big diff beteen GOP and Dem’cats?     The GOP’s get convicted, they do go to jail…………ie from Bob Packwood, Nixon, Ted Stevens, Newt………..

          ………they get flushed………………

          much unlike dem’cats……………did Charley Rangle serve a day in jail?   Did Gary Studds loose his seat in congress?    Did Cigar Clinton really suffer any punishment?
          Did Tim Giethner or Dachle suffer any consequenses for tax evasion?    Has E. Holder suffered any for 300 people dead with F and Furious,  and then add in the New Black Panther enabling………

          You should expect the same level of dicipline in your politicians as the GOP lets the Rule of Law lay down on theirs…….

          In all other stuff ……the Left justifies their actions because Bush did it 1st for example.
          why not here?

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

             Is that what you think the difference is?  Incredible.

          • sbark

            The difference is the GOP that break the law suffer the consequenses……..

            A dem’cat breaks the Law………..he gets glorified, his status rises inside the dem’cat party. 

            Its the base of existence for Liberalism….the people that are willing to do thing to other humans  that anyone with principles wont……..rise the fastest inside a beuracratic govt and the dem’cat party.

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

             What’s the secret sauce you put in your martini’s?

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        • Jfisher17

          And what “situation have we put ourselves in”? For what- not voting for Obama? That’s a good situation- it shows brains. 

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            Your side has become out of touch with reality.  There are so many hair-brained conspiracy theories against Obama, as a law-breaker, yet none of you can catch him or his admin breaking any laws. 

            The only people we catch breaking laws are GOP politicians who are stealing tax payer money outright, or are committing voter fraud, all the things you accuse Obama of doing, but can’t prove or find any evidence.

            If you just came down to earth for a few years, maybe your  party could regain the ground it lost when it drifted off to Mars.

            Do you think McCain and Romney were elected by accident?  Who do you think has control of your party?

          • Guest

             “yet none of you can catch him or his admin breaking any laws.”

            Him and Holder have already been caught. It’s just a matter of time until Fast/Furious documents are forced from his grubby littler hands. 

          • http://realitybasedbob.sayanythingblog.com/ realitybasedbob

            During an appearance on “Fox News Sunday,” Issa acknowledged there
            was no evidence that White House officials were involved in Fast and
            Furious or later efforts to keep information from Congress.

            http://www.politico.com/blogs/politico-live/2012/06/issa-no-evidence-of-white-house-role-in-fast-and-furious-127099.html

          • Guest

             Of course not…that’s why Holder will be held in contempt and obama had to use executive privilege to keep the truth from coming out because everything was legal and proper.
            You’re a bigger jerkoff than your little troll hanni.

          • Onslaught1066

             Early each day to the Blog of Say Anything
            The one known as RBB comes
            In his own special way, to the people he calls,
            “Come, read my posts full of dung”.
            Come feed the little troll,
            Show him you care
            And you’ll be glad if you do

            His Id is so hungry
            His Ego is bare
            All it takes is a sentence from you.

            Feed the troll, respond to his crap
            Answer, argue, respond to his crap
            “Feed the troll,” that’s what he cries
            While in a froth the blood fills his eyes.

            From his mom’s darkened basement, the troll in his boxers
            looks on with a gleam in his eyes.
            although you can’t see it;
            You know he is smiling
            Each time to his bait one does rise.

            Though his words are simple hate spew,
            Listen, listen, he’s calling to you
            “Feed the Troll”, respond to his crap.
            Answer, argue, respond to his crap.

          • Gern Blanston

            Which GOPer got nailed for voter fraud?

          • http://realitybasedbob.sayanythingblog.com/ realitybasedbob

            Well Gerny, why not start here:

            Sitting Indiana gop Sec Of State Found Guilty On 6 Felony Counts Of Voter Fraud (#17)

            http://realitybasedbob.sayanythingblog.com/2012/02/04/sitting-indiana-gop-sec-of-state-found-guilty-on-6-felony-counts-of-voter-fraud-17/

          • Onslaught1066

             Breathing your own exhaust fumes again, eh, boob?

          • http://realitybasedbob.sayanythingblog.com/ realitybasedbob

            No, Winged Dick Head Avatar Guy, just cutting and pasting the truth about gop.

          • Onslaught1066

             Denial is a warm yellow river running down your leg… Did yo forget you have to pee sitting down?

            Again!?

          • http://realitybasedbob.sayanythingblog.com/ realitybasedbob

            Winged Dick Head Avatar Guy, what does that have to do with a sitting gop Sec of State being convicted of voter fraud a few months ago?

          • Onslaught1066

             Where you chose to link for you so-called evidence of GOP voter fraud.

            But hey, don’t let that stop you from inhaling your own exhaust.

            You may now go back to your continuing irrelevancy.

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            How’s it going Joe?  Still smelling those diaper fumes?

          • Onslaught1066

            You run along and play in your wading pool.

            OK, lil feller?

        • http://flamemeister.com flamemeister

          Ohhh … hannikins … (sigh!) … are you in love with me?

          • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

             The way he keeps pimping rbb’s Camp Echo Chamber, I don’t think he can pry his lips off rbb’s backside long enough to love another.

        • http://ndgoon.blogspot.com Goon

          RBB’s Blog… Yeah I am sure that blog is credible and full of facts… I wonder if he was drunk when he wrote that one.

          • two_amber_lamps

             Drinking is usually Sparkie’s department but I wouldn’t put it past Insanity Based Bobber.  I think Bobby’s World’s bigger issues lie with the fact he was dropped on his head shortly after hatching and all the lead paint chips he consumed as a child. 

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

             Why not try contesting one of his facts and see how you do?  I certainly did when Rob posted a lie about Obama’s comments regarding having fewer regulations than bush II.

          • two_amber_lamps

            Oh how cute!  Look at the little “Choomer” stick up for his little buddy!  Heaven knows bobber can’t defend his own positions… 

            Those buckets look kind of heavy…  Maybe Sparkie or the Stockton Pedophile can help you carry all that water?  Ooops, Sparkless is passed out in the corner and Elli is off doing what he does best…  

             http://www.storiesofwisdom.com/images/carry-water1.gif

          • Awfulorv

            I’m told he’s better known, in the area, as the Stockton Sodomist…

          • Onslaught1066

             More like Yunan orospu

          • two_amber_lamps

            Yes, those both seem to be quite fitting!

          • ellinas1

            lûtî

          • ellinas1

            Hey, it’s Mehmet, the Türk oğlancı.

          • two_amber_lamps

            Hey look, it’s the Stockton Sodomite here to grace us with his filthy presence! 

          • ellinas1

            That’s what you said last night when we met at the hotel lobby before we went to my room….

          • Todd

             Does your wife know you’re a low life cheat, or has she already left you for a better man who doesn’t fuck little boys and farm animals?

          • http://realitybasedbob.sayanythingblog.com/ realitybasedbob

             Dude?

          • http://realitybasedbob.sayanythingblog.com/ realitybasedbob

            Dude?

          • Gern Blanston

            Yeah, that was a whopper lie Rob posted…

        • LenYol

           “you should take a stroll over to Rbb’s blog”

          You, Len and Yplanda should take a stroll over to the INS office, it’l’l save them the trouble of coming to get you.

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            Those people have been in the USA longer than your uncle Tevye and your auntie Chava.

          • Bat One

            Except, of course, that Tevye and Chava came here legally and became US citizens.

            They are also legally eligible to vote!

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

             So did the others that were discussed.  And there really is no proof of Tevye and Chava coming here legally.  After all the others have been here for 13 generations, Tevye and Chave…..not so much.

          • Bat One

            After all the others have been here for 13 generations, Tevye and Chave…..not so much.

            Which means nothing.

            BTW, where’s “here” anyway?  The Mexicans “stole” it from the French, who “stole” it from the Spanish, who “stole” it from the Aztecs, who “stole” it from the Mayans, who “stole” it from heaven only knows who.  Your entire “argument” so much race-based drivel, and a perfect if unintended example of why the US is a nation of laws, not men.  Something the Amateur in the White House seems to be forgetting a lot lately.

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            Well if you are going to look at it that way,  nobody is here legally then, are they?

          • Onslaught1066

             Especially in a house for which they can not maintain fiscal responsibility.

            It’s called ‘squatting’ and suits a toad like you to a tee.

          • two_amber_lamps

             Its that kind of twisted rationalizations that landed you in the crapper with a big fat TAX LIEN.

    • ellinas1

      “fuck him, he’ll be lucky if we don’t send him to GITMO”

      We? Who the hell is “we”, and what kind of power “we” have?

      • two_amber_lamps

        No…  Bad Ellinasty.  We DON’T molest the children, BAD NASTY! Down! Get Down! Get off that 12 year old boy!

        http://i.istockimg.com/file_thumbview_approve/4365480/2/stock-photo-4365480-holding-spray-bottle.jpg

        • ellinas1

          The musings of a child.

          • mickey_moussaoui

            A fruedian slip I presume or do you really prefer children that much you pedogreek

          • two_amber_lamps

            The typical liberal response…  it’s all about the kids.  Cept Pedo-Greekling takes that to a new level…  or should I say the Original Greek style! 

            Lol…  gives new meaning to OG!

          • ellinas1

            Lot’s of bluster, but no substance from you,

          • two_amber_lamps

            You tell em OG!   OG style in da’ house! 

          • two_amber_lamps
      • mickey_moussaoui

        This November, obama will go down faster than you on a 10 year old

        • ellinas1

          Bet you a $1000.00 that Obama will win.

          • Todd

             And if he does…America will be the loser.

          • ellinas1

            Tell that to someone that cares.

          • Todd

             Everyone knows you don’t give a shit about America.That’s why you voted for and support obama and his country killing policies.
            Stockton, the land of pedophiles is going bankrupt…must make you feel like you’re back in Greece.

          • ellinas1

            Everyone? You mean a bunch of crazy and crazed right wing nutters that blog on SAB?
            Nutters like you crack me up.

          • mickey_moussaoui

            let’s make the bet real because you will hide behind your alias. Here’s the bet. If obama win’s, I wont post in this blog for a year. if obama loses, you wont post in this blog for a year.

            That will give you one whole year to blow little boys w/o bothering us. Is it a bet?

          • ellinas1

            A thousand bucks, mickey, and as many blowjobs as you want from Amber and Onslaught’s sons.

          • mickey_moussaoui

            Your money is meaningless to me. I don’t need it and I don’t believe you would pay up because it would mean that you would have to expose your identity. But if you are too chicken to take a bet that EVERYONE in here could monitor (and keep you honest) then I guess you are full of bluster. One year off the board. That’s my offer. A far more rewarding bet and I would be doing society a favor by removing a pedofile from the internet. Take it or leave it.

          • ellinas1

            A thousand bucks, mickey, and as many blowjobs as you want from Amber, Onslaught’s sons, and your daughters..

          • http://realitybasedbob.sayanythingblog.com/ realitybasedbob

             Dude?

          • ellinas1

            I am done with mickey.

          • Tim

             Right, like hanni was done with this site. You’re both liars.

          • ellinas1

            What is your major  malfunction? 

          • mickey_moussaoui

            no, you are a coward pedophile greek

          • ellinas1

            Then agree to the bet, moron.

          • Guest

            Take the bet, punk.

          • ellinas1

            How about you? Are you willing to take the bet?

          • Guest

             I’m not the one who made the claim, punk.

          • ellinas1

            Punk?
            Is this a new word you learned today?

          • mickey_moussaoui

            punk

          • ellinas1

            Hey mickey learned a new word today. You cons are a smart bunch.

          • mickey_moussaoui

             A money bet makes no sense. How would I collect from you?

            I don’t even
            think you have $1000. How could I expect a pedophile Greek to pay up on a bet?
            As a liberal you already have the reputation as a pathological liar. Either
            accept the bet as I laid it out or stop blowing smoke you poser. If I need a BJ
            I’ll get another one from your mustached wife. I like the way her stash tickles
            my balls.

          • ellinas1

            What you think is not of any value. Take the bet. Put up or shut up.
            We will find a way to exchange money.
            Maybe a PO BOX long enough to receive a money order. 

          • mickey_moussaoui

            And where do I send the thugs to break your legs when you don’t pay? Send me your name and address first

          • ellinas1

            Stockton California.

  • http://nofreelunch.areavoices.com/ Kevin Flanagan

    “We” as in “we the people.” 

    • ellinas1

      There  are not enough “we”  to do that. 

  • banjo kid

    Amazing simply amazing, the blog was on Fracking and it turned into crooks in Washington . the top dog green man is promoting fracking now, so why should there be any new regulations  on fracking??? it is not proved to cause large earth movements but rather smaller ones that actually help decrease the large ones. The destruction of the American way of life is right on target .

  • mickey_moussaoui

    obama hasn’t got a fracking clue what he is doing. He will get his fracking ass handed to him in November. Then it will be time to get his fracking ass out and go back to Kenya where he fracking belongs.

    • two_amber_lamps

      Fracking correct sir!

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