Home > blog > Page
Representatives Fleming and Smith Speak Out Against the "Obama Moratorium" on Offshore Drilling
Posted by Committee Staff on March 12, 2010
House Natural Resources Committee Members John Fleming and Adrian Smith took to the House Floor this week to express their concerns over the recent decision by the Obama Administration to delay any new offshore energy production until 2012.

Rep. Fleming stated: "This decision flies in the face of the bipartisan action in 2008 lifting the decades long ban on energy development on 500 million acres on the Outer Continental Shelf."

"Offshore energy development is an important step toward reducing our dependence toward reducing our dependence on foreign oil, creating new jobs and putting our economy back on track," said Rep. Smith.

Watch Representative Fleming and Smith's speeches here:

    Post a Comment
    Fill out the fields below to submit a comment

    Latest News

    Administration More Interested in Destroying Dams than Generating Affordable Hydroelectricity

    Yesterday, Department of the Interior (DOI) Secretary Sally Jewell urged the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to approve the destruction of four dams on the Klamath River in California and Oregon....... Read more

    Bishop: Special Interests, Courts are De-facto Arm of Obama Administration in Charge of ESA Policy

    In abiding to a recent court order that vacated the Obama Administration’s withdrawal of a proposed rule to list the North American wolverine as threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the ...... Read more

    Bishop: Fishermen Need More Flexibility than NOAA Doles Out

    Last week, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced a new rule that will provide regional fishery management councils with more flexibility in catch limits. The rule is ali...... Read more

    View All News


    No upcoming scheduled events

    View All Events