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President Obama has made it no secret that he is against CO2 and against fossil fuels. He has swallowed large amounts of Al Gore's KoolAid. Now the latest from the Obama administration:
Obama completely reverses course: Absolutely no offshore Oil Drilling under his Administration
by Eric Dondero
As the Wall Street Journal notes this morning, Obama in his State of the Union address to Congress, promised "new offshore areas for oil and gas development." Now, just a few weeks later he is completely reversing his stance. This, despite the fact that a FOIA request clearly shows the American public overwhelmingly in favor of drilling.
From the WSJ:
Congress's ban on offshore drilling expired in September 2008, and a Bush Administration plan for leasing the energy-rich Outer Continental Shelf was due to begin this year. Yet within a month of taking office, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar halted leasing by extending the public comment period by six months. When that period ended last September, Interior said it would take "several weeks" to analyze the results. It has yet to release a summary.
Newt Gingrich's American Solutions group used the Freedom of Information Act to obtain Interior emails suggesting that the public comments ran 2-to-1 in favor of drilling. Instead of acknowledging this, Mr. Salazar last week informed Congress he was scrapping the Bush plan and that leasing will not begin for at least another two years.
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