"Drillers are steamed by the process. They don't understand why the federal government is sitting on such an enormous sum of money, especially at a time when politicians Washington are so focused on spending stimulus money to revive the economy."
It is because this administration is moving to force the population into "green" energy, no matter what the cost. Expect to see gas prices rise, electricity to rise and the price of goods and services as a direct result.
When this happens, and it will, let's not blame big oil. Blame the Obama administration; regardless of the doublespeak they will spew.