Las Vegas Review Journal, “Reid tries to reimpose oil shale extraction ban“:
WASHINGTON — Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., is looking for openings to reimpose a ban on oil shale extraction in the West that is on the verge of expiring, aides confirmed Thursday.
A year-end spending bill the House passed this week would let the year-old moratorium expire Monday. That cheered Republicans and fossil energy advocates who see oil shale as a piece of an overall “energy freedom” strategy.
“Oil shale extraction has not proved to be economically viable,” a Reid spokesman, Jon Summers, said Thursday. “We are all for domestic production, but this is not the best solution.”
We are all for domestic production, except for shale…and coal…and energy produced by inadequately taxed oil companies…and…
I’d also like to see the Congress manage to pass something without yoking a hundred dead-eyed hobby-horses to the bill, too; when I learned that Sen. Reid wanted to attach an amendment that extended the ban on shale oil exploration and drilling, almost 16% of my brain liquefied and shot out my ears.
Townhall.com, Amanda Carpenter, “Bailout Shields Reid’s Shale Ban.”
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