Skip to comments.A Timeline of Obama's Failed Energy Policy Courtesy of Speaker Boehner
Posted on 02/24/2012 2:13:02 PM PST by nhwingut
Gas prices have skyrocketed in recent weeks and Speaker of the House John Boehner's providing a no-frills explanation to voters:it's all Obama's fault.
Obama has said in recent days that conflicts in the Middle East are to blame. But Boehner's not buying it. Between not passing the Keystone Pipeline and "scrapping leases for oil-shale development," Boehner writes the President's responsible for $5 gasoline.
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FEBRUARY 4, 2009 Just months after President Obamas Energy Secretary said, Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe, the Obama administration begins scrapping leases for oil-shale development and cancels 77 leases for oil and gas production in Utah. Gas is $1.91 a gallon.
MARCH 7, 2009 ABC News says the White House is closely monitoring the expedited Solyndra loan project even as it was delaying new American energy production that would help make us less dependent on foreign energy. Gas is $1.94 a gallon.
JUNE 27, 2009 - President Obama urges the Senate to adopt House Democrats cap and trade national energy tax, the same one the president once admitted would cause electricity rates to necessarily skyrocket. Then-GOP Leader Boehner later said the bill would raise electricity prices, increase gasoline prices, and ship American jobs to countries like China and India. Gas is $2.50 a gallon.
JANUARY 7, 2010 The Obama administration announces new bureaucratic hurdles to American energy production that Secretary Salazar admitted could add delays to the leasing and drilling process. Gas is $2.67 a gallon.
MARCH 31, 2010 Instead of opening new areas to energy exploration and development, President Obama blocks deep-ocean energy production on 60 percent of Americas Outer Continental Shelf. Gas is $2.80 a gallon.
DECEMBER 1, 2010 The president re-imposes and expands the moratorium on offshore energy production. Gas is $2.86 a gallon.
JANUARY 2, 2011 TIME reported that the Obama administration issued the first in a series of regulations on January 2 designed to unilaterally impose a national energy tax. Gas is $3.05 a gallon.
MAY 5, 2011 The White House issues a formal statement opposing House-passed Restarting American Offshore Leasing Now Act (H.R. 1230) and Putting the Gulf of Mexico Back to Work Act (H.R. 1229), legislation designed to jumpstart American energy production, address rising gas prices, and help create new jobs. Gas is $3.96 a gallon.
JUNE 21, 2011 - The White House opposes the House-passed Jobs & Energy Permitting Act that would unlock an estimated 27 billion barrels of oil and 132 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. Gas is $3.65 a gallon.
NOVEMBER 8, 2011 The Obama Administration releases a plan for a five-year moratorium on offshore energy production, placing some of the most promising energy resources in the world off-limits, according to the House Natural Resources Committee. Gas is $3.42 a gallon.
JANUARY 18, 2012 President Obama rejects the bipartisan Keystone XL pipeline and the more than 20,000 jobs that would come with it. Gas is $3.39 a gallon, and rising faster and earlier than ever before.
It’s too bad the time line cannot be read, but if everyone thinks back to the last years of the GWBush administration, they were ready to haul oil company execs before Congress and demand immediate action to reduce gas prices when they rose to the $2.25 a gallon range. That was an outrage, it was all Bush’s fault — and now look at how many years we’ve been paying over $3.00 per gallon under Obama. At best it dropped to $3.30 a gallon and everyone somehow thought that was cheap.
This just shows the extent to which Obama will go to please the Environmental Left, at the cost of American jobs, American families, and National Security.
Why this election is even close is nothing short of amazing.
Gas prices have skyrocketed in recent weeks and Speaker of the House John Boehner's providing a no-frills explanation to voters:it's all Obama's fault.How is "it's all Obama's fault" even arguable? It's what the man said he wanted when he was a candidate.
Even a decent network of oil pipelines from the Bakken Formation oil patch, for BOTH natural gas and crude, would be a step in the right direction to making a much more equitable allocation of resources, and we would not even have to go outside our own national boundaries.
Make the building of infrastructure (collection and distribution of natural gas and petroleum) a primary duty, and cut the red tape that is now stalling the effort. We shall see a renaissance in US industry not seen since the 1950’s, and for the same reason - there is a huge and growing pent-up demand to get back to the life we so recently were enjoying.
Not just “drill her, drill now”, but putting the resources to work creating and extending wealth, wealth which shall produce enough revenue to first halt, then proced to REDUCE the unsustainable debt load our nation is saddled with.