*This was published on May 6, 2011*
Don’t Let the Obama Administration Lock Up 1 Trillion Barrels of Oil
America has more fossil fuel resources than any other country on earth.* But you would never know it from the Obama administration’s actions. Instead of providing access to the 1 trillion barrels of recoverable oil in oil shale, the administration is stalling and trying to evade the requirements of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, which called for the government to provide access to these vast resources.
The Bush administration, in accordance with the law, produced the necessary environmental studies to move forward with oil shale research and production. But now, the Obama administration wants to return to square one.
The Obama administration is accepting comments on a new impact study on oil shale. Use the form below to send an email to the administration. You can edit the model email as you see fit.
[contact-form 3 “Shale Form”]
*Gene Whitney et. al., U.S. Fossil Fuel Resources: Terminology, Reporting, and Summary, Congressional Research Service, No. 30, 2010, http://epw.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Files.View&FileStore_id=04212e22-c1b3-41f2-b0ba-0da5eaead952.