President Obama's Offshore Energy Negligence
Shhhh, maybe no one will notice...Administration that claims to be proud of its energy record uses hullaballoo of Supreme Court’s ObamaCare decision to hide new offshore drilling plan
WASHINGTON, D.C., July 2, 2012 | Jill Strait, Spencer Pederson or Crystal Feldman (202-225-2761)
When is something so bad that it’s worse than the biggest tax increase in American history? When it’s the Obama Administration’s final plan for offshore energy development. In fact, you can’t even really call it a plan—it’s the opposite of a plan; it’s negligence. The Obama plan neglects new job creation, new American energy production and the need to lower our nation’s dependence on hostile foreign energy sources.
President Obama likes to give speeches claiming he has an “all-of-the-above” energy plan, but if it was really that great, why is he trying to hide it?
The Obama Administration had three and a half years to announce a new offshore energy plan after tossing out an already-in-place plan to develop our offshore energy resources. Yet they chose to make the announcement last Thursday, the day of the Supreme Court’s Obamacare decision, in an effort to bury the anti-energy plan under mountains of Obamacare press coverage.
It’s not hard to understand why President Obama tried to divert attention away from his anti-energy agenda when you look at what his plan actually does.
✓ Effectively re-imposes the drilling moratorium that was lifted by a Democrat Congress and President Bush in 2008.
✓ Locks up 85% of America’s offshore areas from energy production and job creation.
✓ Blocks over one million American jobs from being created by new drilling in areas with the most oil and natural gas.
✓ Deepens America’s dependence on unfriendly Middle Eastern countries for oil.
✓ Sidelines nearly one billion dollars of revenue for the Federal Government to help pay down the deficit.
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THIS is what President Obama calls an “all-of-the-above” energy plan:
THIS is what a real all-of-the-above energy plan looks like:
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