Obama Kills Offshore Drilling

Gateway Pundit has it, and I can’t add a thing without blowing a gasket.

Gee… We’re All Shocked.
More hope and change for America.

For decades, Democrats have blocked efforts to responsibly develop this nation’s energy resources, transforming vast areas of opportunity into “The No Zone.”

Over the past 30 years:

Democrats have blocked the development of new sources of petroleum.
Democrats have blocked drilling in ANWR.
Democrats have blocked drilling off the coast of Florida.
Democrats have blocked drilling off of the east coast.
Democrats have blocked drilling off of the west coast.
Democrats have blocked drilling off the Alaskan coast.
Democrats have blocked building oil refineries.
Democrats have blocked clean nuclear energy production.
Democrats have blocked clean coal production.

Already this year democrats scrapped oil and gas leases in Utah and opened the 111th Congress by introducing a bill to permanently prohibit drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR).

Today, the Obama Administration blocked offshore drilling.
SFGate reported:

President Obama is shelving a plan announced in the final days of the Bush administration to open much of the U.S. coast to oil drilling, including 130 million acres off California’s coast from Mendocino to San Diego.

On Tuesday, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar ordered the plan be put on hold while his agency conducts a 180-day review of the country’s offshore oil and gas resources. Salazar’s critical comments about the plan signaled that the new administration will seek to rewrite it if not completely scrap it.

The Bush proposal “opened the possibility of oil and gas leases along the entire Eastern seaboard, portions of offshore California and the far eastern Gulf of Mexico with almost no consultation from states, industry or community input,” Salazar said at a news conference in Washington. “In my view it was a headlong rush of the worst kind.”

But, honestly… Barack Obama is going to free America from our dependence on foreign oil.
He’s going to create or save(?) 4 million jobs.

Remember this the next time gas prices go to $4.00 per gallon.

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2 Responses

  1. Well, it’s probably going to be getting mighty cold soon since we seem to be entering a cooler phase once again in our climate. Perhaps the bullshit generated from Washington will be enough to keep the country warm without electricity or fuel oil.

  2. Over a foot of snow on the ground just this week and the big snow maker is due tomorrow. It’s still coming down quite heavy as I type. We haven’t had but about 3″ of rain this winter, but we have had well over 5′ of snow, all tolled. That is not global warming. Normal is about 50″ rain and 2′ to 3′ of snow in a season.

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