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GOP: Obama, Democrats view energy as 'hazardous waste'
The Hill ^ | 4/07/12 | Vicki Needham

Posted on 04/07/2012 5:29:32 PM PDT by Libloather

GOP: Obama, Democrats view energy as 'hazardous waste'
By Vicki Needham - 04/07/12 06:46 AM ET

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin said President Obama's policies are the cause of rising gas prices, not a lack of energy resources.

Fallin said Saturday that the problem stems from a lack of leadership and questioned Obama's role in increasing the nation's energy output and in the hold up of the Keystone XL pipeline, especially as gas prices hover near an average of $4 a gallon.

In the weekly Republican address, Fallin said “our pro-energy policies stand in stark contrast though to the policies supported by President Obama and the Washington Democrats, who seem to view American-made energy as a hazardous waste rather than a resource."

“Millions of Americans remain out of work, but President Obama continues to propose job-killing tax hikes and obstruct the basic energy infrastructure projects that would lead to the creation of thousands of new jobs, not to mention more revenue in state budgets," she said.

“We recognize that the energy industry is a valuable ally as we seek to create jobs and stimulate the economy, and that's why Oklahoma Republicans continue to support the production of all kinds of energy resources."

During a trip to Oklahoma last month, Obama touted his “all-of-the-above” energy plan. During a stop in Cushing, Okla., Obama stressed his support for the southern portion while saying that the rest of the project needs further review.

Fallin said that Obama wrongly took credit for construction of the southern portion of the controversial pipeline and is instead continuing to hold up construction on the northern leg of that pipeline, which she says would have created "thousands of jobs and over a billion dollars in private investment."

The pipeline would run through Oklahama.

"This from a president who says his number one focus is jobs," she said.

"The southern leg of the pipeline didn't need the president's approval because "it was already in the works."

She also said Obama "made the outrageous claim" that his administration is responsible an increase in domestic drilling.

“Well, here's the truth — drilling is increasing in the United States on privately owned land," she said.

She noted that drilling on public lands are decreasing and "leases issued by the Bureau of Land Management are now less than half of what they were under former President Bill Clinton."

The Obama administration rejected a permit for the Keystone project after Republicans forced a 60-day time-limit on the decision in legislation to extend the payroll tax cut. The administration said it needed to complete a thorough review.

Republicans have made the pipeline — which would carry oil sands crude from Alberta, Canada, to refineries on the Gulf Coast — a top campaign issue.

Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) used Friday’s mixed jobs report to take a swipe at the president's energy policies.

“Republicans have a jobs plan — and a budget — that cuts spending, fixes our tax code, addresses excessive regulations and expands American energy production through projects like the Keystone XL pipeline,” Boehner said.

TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: democrats; energy; hazardous; waste
Some of us view RATS as 'hazardous waste'. That makes us even.
1 posted on 04/07/2012 5:29:43 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather
Democrats view energy as 'hazardous waste'

That is obvious since they sit around on their rears not extending any energy while they collect their government checks.

2 posted on 04/07/2012 5:40:33 PM PDT by bgill
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To: Libloather


3 posted on 04/07/2012 5:40:40 PM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: bgill

The result of electing a half-wit for your president.


4 posted on 04/07/2012 5:43:23 PM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
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To: Libloather
But those would be 'flyover country' jobs.

Flyover country people are just too danged dumb to realize they are being screwed, unlike the eelite and sooperintellyjent bicoastals. (/s, as if.)

Actually, we aren't so dumb, and we sure understand the similarity between what's coming out of DC and what comes out of the north end of a southbound bovine.

In fact, there has been so much of that stuff coming out of DC, that I wonder if the fumes haven't gotten to the folks there and given them some kind of buzz, because they sure aren't in touch with reality.

5 posted on 04/07/2012 5:46:09 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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6 posted on 04/07/2012 5:58:52 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Libloather

DISMANTLE the Department of Energy.

7 posted on 04/07/2012 6:23:36 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: Libloather
During a trip to Oklahoma last month, Obama touted his “all-of-the-above” energy plan.

How many times have I heard this ‘all-of-the-above’ stuff..... this usually means 1. Do whatever it takes to get gas prices higher so that people will (ha ha) start buying the Volt, 2. Shut down coal fired power plants and 3. Have industrial wind turbines sprout like bad weeds all across the country. With regards to IWTs, it is hard to imagine how bad they really are until you have experienced it. Southern Ontario has now got 1,500 of them and the Premier wants to get up into the 7,000 range. Property values for folks in the vicinity will drop 25% overnight just on the rumour that IWTs are coming close by, it’s neighbour against neighbour, people get sick from the low frequency noise, the cost for IWTs (which has to be partnered with gas for backup) is 10 times what it would be for just gas turbine alone (for the same amount of electricity and the same amount of gas consumed. I tell ya.... this whole issue is going to drive Ontario into the ditch so hard we will be decades getting out. That’s what flushing a few hundred billion down the toilet will do for you.

8 posted on 04/07/2012 7:02:02 PM PDT by hecticskeptic
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To: Libloather

Gas prices have already more than doubled and may very well triple by summer under Obama’s dictatorship. Sooo....4 more years of his “all of the above” mumbo jumbo should cost us about $9.00 to $11.00 a gallon!

9 posted on 04/07/2012 7:23:07 PM PDT by Ms Mable
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To: Libloather

lol... exactly

10 posted on 04/07/2012 9:04:51 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: Ms Mable

The thing that I’d like to know is how many of the American sheeple actually have figured out that Obama is CAUSING our problems like high unemployment, high fuel prices, high food prices, inflation, etc. If they’re buffaloed by the synchophants in the media, America as we’ve known it is finished. The morons will vote him back in.

11 posted on 04/07/2012 9:10:34 PM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: MasterGunner01; dixiechick2000; calcowgirl; AuntB; marsh2; All
Thank God for Republican Women Governors right around this time!!!

Sarah Palin and Arizona's, Oklahoma's and South Carolina's Republican Governors come to mind!!!

Anybody know of any that I've missed???

12 posted on 04/07/2012 9:36:22 PM PDT by SierraWasp (Negativity must die because it's self-fulfilling!!!)
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To: PGalt
DISMANTLE the Department of Energy.

Does anyone here know how many gallons of gas the Department of (wasted) Energy produces per year?

13 posted on 04/08/2012 11:39:24 AM PDT by dearolddad
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To: SierraWasp

Susana Martinez from New Mexico. She’s one to keep your eye on. She just might be the VP pick.

14 posted on 04/10/2012 11:30:32 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (This hobbit is looking for her pitchfork...God help the GOP if I find it.)
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