Skip to comments.Yes, Virginia, President Obama Is An Oil Hypocrite
Posted on 04/03/2012 2:00:37 PM PDT by raptor22
Energy Policy: The Interior Department announces a five-year environmental study of offshore oil sites along the Atlantic coast with possible drilling off the Old Dominion in 2018 only seven years after a promised lease sale.
Despite taking credit for rising oil production on private and state lands he has nothing to do with, and claiming he supports opening up areas for domestic exploration as part of his "all-of-the-above" energy policy, President Obama in fact despises domestic fossil fuel production and moves to block it at every opportunity.
During a visit to Norfolk, Va., last week, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management director Tommy Beaudreau released a draft document for public comment on plans for oil exploration, drilling and possible lease sales off the Atlantic coast from Florida to New Jersey.
It's yet another delaying tactic, part of the administration's study forever, drill never strategy.
The Interior Department announcement set in motion a five-year environmental and seismic study of offshore areas, including off the Virginia coast, but no actual lease sales and drilling. Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell notes that a planned lease sale, which the administration canceled last year, will now be put off until at least 2018.
In 2008, in response to record-high gasoline prices, both Congress and President George W. Bush lifted the decades-long ban on offshore drilling. This opened the entire Pacific and Atlantic Coast to new offshore drilling. Lifting this ban allowed the scheduled Virginia lease sale in 2011 to proceed.
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Barry & Queen Moochelle are both oil hypocrites. Don’t you think they would try to lower their “carbon footprint?” I guess not. Just do as they say not as the radical left leadership does.