November 28, 2012
For those paying attention to the Obama Administration’s offshore lease sale held last December, today’s lease sale might seem like “déjà vu all over again.” Today, the Obama Administration will take this saying to heart in a shamelessly transparent attempt to appear interested in developing America’s offshore oil and natural gas resources by offering nearly the exact same offshore acres that were offered last December.
Feel like playing a game of Obama Administration Spot the Difference? Take a look at the final sale map for the December 2011 Lease Sale 218 and today’s November 2012 Lease Sale 229. The Obama Administration is offering the same areas for lease because that is all President Obama has made available.
At the end of August, the Obama Administration finalized its no-new-jobs, no-new-energy plan that places 85 percent of America’s offshore under lock and key and offers the lowest number of lease sales in the history of America’s offshore energy lease program.
Want another round of Obama Administration Spot the Difference? This one’s even easier: Offshore areas available for drilling when President Obama took office and offshore drilling areas available after President Obama’s first term.
The Obama Administration will continue to block job creation and prolong our dependence on foreign oil if it refuses to open new areas to American energy production.
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