Analysis: Obama risks discontent if he reverses leasing decisions

With a fine line between environmental concerns and high energy prices and independence, President-elect Barack Obama may face public discontent if he reverses the decision to lease acreage near Utah's Arches National Park for oil and natural gas development, according to this article. "Folks in both parties are saying we need to develop more energy here at home, and if we keep taking areas off limits that's not going to help us reach that goal," said Mark Kibbe of the American Petroleum Institute.

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