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Tue Jun 12, 2012, 12:59 AM

Romney Energy Plan Includes Drilling ‘Virtually Every Part’ Of U.S. No Protections For National Park

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is no stranger to attacks on the environment, as seen in his ads against clean energy jobs, his pledge to roll back fuel economy standards that protect public health and reduce carbon pollution, and the fact that he doesn’t know “the purpose of” public lands that belong to all Americans.

But this morning’s Washington Post sheds more light on Romney’s energy plan, including the fact that he would open up “virtually every part of U.S. lands and waters” to drilling regardless of whether they are national parks, national monuments, or protected in some other way.

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Current law sets some public lands and waters off limits to drilling, including national parks, national monuments, and wilderness areas. These places are protected for other uses like hunting, fishing, sightseeing, and recreation.

Presumably, if there was oil and gas found there, Romney would allow drilling in places like the Grand Canyon, Arches National Park, Glacier National Park, Yellowstone, and Isle Royale National Park in the Great Lakes, regardless of its impacts on them. In essence, he would take lands that belong to all Americans and turn them over to oil companies.

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2012/06/09/496886/romney-energy-plan-includes-drilling-virtually-every-part-of-us-with-no-protections-even-for-national-parks/?mobile=nc

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2012, 01:06 AM

1. why does

 

Raw Money hate Mount Rushmore....why does he hate America the Beautiful....OMG I'm communist now....I did not say "America Under GAWADA"

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Response to liberalnationalist (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 12, 2012, 02:42 AM

2. Maybe he's targeting areas where the trees aren't the "right height..."

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2012, 06:34 AM

3. Kick. He needs to be schooled by TR...

 

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 12, 2012, 06:54 AM

4. He needs to be schooled by somebody...

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