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Hard Facts: Fossil Fuel Production on Federal Lands at 9-Year Low

Every month in The Blaze Magazine we run a section full of charts and graphics called "Worth 1,000 Words." Here's one of our handy-dandy charts from the newest issue of The Blaze Magazine.

The Obama administration will try to cover this up, but according to work and research done by the Institute for Energy Research (IER), total fossil fuel production on federal lands is falling.

*Crude oil production on federal lands decreased 13 percent from fiscal year (FY) 2010 to FY 2011. Production of crude oil on federal lands is dominated by offshore production, which fell by 17 percent in FY 2011, mostly due to a government moratorium on offshore drilling and a permit moratorium.

*Natural gas production on federal lands decreased every year since fiscal year 2003. In FY 2011, natural gas production on federal lands was 10 percent less than in FY 2010 and 31 percent less than in FY 2003. Offshore natural gas production volumes are 63 percent less in FY 2011 than in FY 2003.

*Coal production on federal lands peaked in FY 2008 and decreased each year since. In FY 2011, coal production was down 2 percent from FY 2010 and 8 percent from FY 2008.

Get the rest of our "1000 Words" charts in the May issue of The Blaze Magazine.

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