Monday, July 02, 2012
Blocking Access to America’s Energy Solutions
In July 2007, I noted an Edward Morriss piece in the Washington Times titled “Energy mythology” in a post I titled The Energy Solution. Morriss’ main argument regarding energy mythology, which was then, and still is correct, is that it is the government which is blocking the solution to America’s energy needs, and the government’s blocking continues unabated, as evidenced by the following.
“President Obama’s offshore charade continues today with the formal announcement of the 2012-2017 leasing plan for the outer continental shelf. With this plan, the administration reinstitutes the 27 year moratorium that was lifted in 2008, and turns its back on potentially enormous energy resources that could provide jobs and energy security for America. For more than three years, the Obama administration has consistently reversed bipartisan efforts to open America’s vast offshore resources for energy development.
“The president has cancelled lease sales, delayed others, and imposed a unilateral executive embargo on the oil resources that our most promising public lands could provide. With 98 percent of the U.S. offshore currently unleased for energy exploration, Secretary Salazar has finalized this plan to continue the administration’s war against affordable energy. In the end, Americans will pay more for the energy they need.”
It does not have to be this way. Sing It, Children.
Is Obama in actuality the poster boy for Cloward-Piven Strategy?
H/T to WyBlog also.