August 25, 2011 Marietta, GA Patti Gettinger, Vice-Chair Georgia Tea Party How Federal Policies Keep Us Running on Empty
How Federal Policies Keep Us Running on Empty Slow Process Use Social Engineering Restrict Access Three Strategies
How Federal Policies Keep Us Running on Empty Slow Process Use Social Engineering Restrict Access <ul><li>“ Bad Actors” </...
How Federal Policies Keep Us Running on Empty <ul><li>Delay, ignore or revoke permits </li></ul><ul><li>Moratoriums </li><...
&quot;Under EPA’s interpretation of its veto power, no permit holder receives a final permit on which he can rely.  No mat...
How Federal Policies Keep Us Running on Empty <ul><li>Designate resource-rich areas as “wildlands” </li></ul><ul><li>Decla...
Oil and Natural Gas Potential <ul><li>Federal gov’t owns 279 million acres of land in the Western U.S. with oil or natural...
&quot;Keeping our energy riches locked up and out of reach makes about as much sense as a millionaire keeping all his cash...
How Federal Policies Keep Us Running on Empty <ul><li>Demand Management: “motivate” consumer behavior instead of addressin...
&quot;Over the past four decades, the federal government has been restricting Americans access to their own domestic energ...
Carborexia <ul><li>Characterized by“ individuals who have a fanatical desire to reduce their personal carbon footprint, to...
The Majority of the House “Gets It” “EPA’s regulatory jihad” - Rep. John Mica “ EPA’s ideological war” --Rep Shelley Capit...
Passed in the U.S. House <ul><li>H.R.1230 - Requires offshore oil leases in the Gulf and coast of VA </li></ul><ul><li>H.R...
Obstacle is the Senate <ul><li>H.R.1230 - Requires offshore oil leases in the Gulf and coast of VA </li></ul><ul><li>H.R. ...
EPA to “streamline” regulations <ul><li>Aug 23 – issued regulatory review plan </li></ul><ul><ul><li>EPA will review 35 re...
Keep Up the Public Pressure!
Sincere thanks to the efforts of: Americans for Prosperity Heartland Institute
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  1. 1. August 25, 2011 Marietta, GA Patti Gettinger, Vice-Chair Georgia Tea Party How Federal Policies Keep Us Running on Empty
  2. 2. How Federal Policies Keep Us Running on Empty Slow Process Use Social Engineering Restrict Access Three Strategies
  3. 3. How Federal Policies Keep Us Running on Empty Slow Process Use Social Engineering Restrict Access <ul><li>“ Bad Actors” </li></ul><ul><li>Dept of Interior </li></ul><ul><li>EPA </li></ul><ul><li>Dept of Agriculture </li></ul><ul><li>Dept of Education </li></ul>
  4. 4. How Federal Policies Keep Us Running on Empty <ul><li>Delay, ignore or revoke permits </li></ul><ul><li>Moratoriums </li></ul><ul><li>Require extensive studies </li></ul><ul><li>Require time-intensive reviews </li></ul>Slow Process Use Social Engineering Restrict Access
  5. 5. &quot;Under EPA’s interpretation of its veto power, no permit holder receives a final permit on which he can rely. No matter how much effort, time, and cost the permit holder may expend in permit preparation, acquisition, and compliance, he can never be sure he has a vested right in the permit issued. The EPA can snatch the permit away at any time. This is the essence of arbitrary government.&quot; --Reed Hopper, Pacific Legal Foundation
  6. 6. How Federal Policies Keep Us Running on Empty <ul><li>Designate resource-rich areas as “wildlands” </li></ul><ul><li>Declare new “national monuments” </li></ul><ul><li>Use environmental regulations as cover (wetlands, endangered species) </li></ul>Slow Process Use Social Engineering Restrict Access
  7. 7. Oil and Natural Gas Potential <ul><li>Federal gov’t owns 279 million acres of land in the Western U.S. with oil or natural gas potential </li></ul><ul><li>Majority is off-limits </li></ul><ul><li>New attempts by federal agencies to vastly increase areas where drilling would be prohibited </li></ul>Wilderness, nat’l parks, protected Majority restricted Source: http://www.api.org/aboutoilgas/sectors/explore/index.cfm http://naturalresources.house.gov/News/DocumentSingle.aspx?DocumentID =245839
  8. 8. &quot;Keeping our energy riches locked up and out of reach makes about as much sense as a millionaire keeping all his cash stuffed in a mattress and then begging for money because he won't give himself access to his own fortune. We need to take advantage of our energy wealth .&quot; --Charles T. Drevna, National Petrochemical & Refiners Association
  9. 9. How Federal Policies Keep Us Running on Empty <ul><li>Demand Management: “motivate” consumer behavior instead of addressing free-market demand </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Change social norms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Save the planet </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Consumption is evil </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cars cause obesity </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mandate electric cars </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mandate fuel types </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Raise gas taxes, gas prices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promote pedestrianism, bicycles and public transportation </li></ul></ul>Apparently EPA believes they can control the laws of both supply and demand, all to the detriment of our economy.&quot; -- Mike Carey, Ohio Coal Asso. Slow Process Use Social Engineering Restrict Access
  10. 10. &quot;Over the past four decades, the federal government has been restricting Americans access to their own domestic energy reserves, increasing the cost of production and distribution of electricity and transportation fuels through price controls, energy taxes, overregulation, and drilling moratoriums using the politicians’ favorite tactic of fear-mongering in the name of environmental protection .&quot; - Alexandra Liddy Bourne, American Energy Freedom Center
  11. 11. Carborexia <ul><li>Characterized by“ individuals who have a fanatical desire to reduce their personal carbon footprint, to the point where it severely affects their lifestyle and normal daily activities.&quot; </li></ul>
  12. 12. The Majority of the House “Gets It” “EPA’s regulatory jihad” - Rep. John Mica “ EPA’s ideological war” --Rep Shelley Capito “ EPA is aggressively moving forward to regulate nearly all aspects of American life” ---Rep. James Inhofe “ EPA’s…radical agenda” ---Rep Bob Gibbs “ DoE’s inability to answer fundamental and straightforward questions about programs --Rep. Andy Harris Amendments to defund the EPA, DoE and other agencies with regulatory overreach Letters from both Republicans and Democrats asking for regulatory revisions
  13. 13. Passed in the U.S. House <ul><li>H.R.1230 - Requires offshore oil leases in the Gulf and coast of VA </li></ul><ul><li>H.R. 1229 - Requires Dept of Interior to act within 30 days on apps to drill in the Gulf </li></ul><ul><li>H.R.1231 - : Opens offshore production in areas with much recoverable oil/natgas deposits that are currently off limits </li></ul><ul><li>H.R.1938 - expedites the Keystone XL oil pipeline </li></ul><ul><li>H.R. 2021 - Requires EPA to address permit applications for Arctic drilling within six months </li></ul>… and many other good bills in committee
  14. 14. Obstacle is the Senate <ul><li>H.R.1230 - Requires offshore oil leases in the Gulf and coast of VA </li></ul><ul><li>H.R. 1229 - Requires Dept of Interior to act within 30 days on apps to drill in the Gulf </li></ul><ul><li>H.R.1231 - : Opens offshore production in areas with much recoverable oil/natgas deposits that are currently off limits </li></ul><ul><li>H.R.1938 - expedites the Keystone XL oil pipeline </li></ul><ul><li>H.R. 2021 - Requires EPA to address permit applications for Arctic drilling within six months </li></ul>U.S. Senate
  15. 15. EPA to “streamline” regulations <ul><li>Aug 23 – issued regulatory review plan </li></ul><ul><ul><li>EPA will review 35 regulations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>16 to be reviewed quickly </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>could lead to “modifying, streamlining, expanding or repealing a regulation or related program during the 2011 calendar year” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>19 regulations reviewed over a longer time period </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Outlines four actions taken recently to streamline regs, saving as much as $360mm/yr </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>exempting industrial milk containers from oil-spill prevention rules </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Redesigning fuel economy labels </li></ul></ul></ul>Source: http://thehill.com/blogs/e2-wire/677-e2-wire/177863-epa-promises-to-streamline-regulations
  16. 16. Keep Up the Public Pressure!
  17. 17. Sincere thanks to the efforts of: Americans for Prosperity Heartland Institute
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