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Obamas Energy Freeze: Blocking American Energy Production that Would Lower Gas Prices, Create Jobs

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Obamas Energy Freeze: Blocking American Energy Production that Would Lower Gas Prices, Create Jobs

Congressman John Boehner
March 8, 2011


As gas prices continue to soar up 33 cents in two weeks and an increase of 78 cents from a year ago, according to US News & World Report its time for President Obama to explain to the American people why he spent the last two years blocking new American energy production, working to raise prices on families and small businesses, and making it harder to create new jobs.

The House Committee on Natural Resources has compiled a lengthy list of the Obama Administrations efforts to freeze and derail new American energy production that would lower prices and create jobs. Here are just a few of the highlights:

And thats not even the half of it. Check out the full list here from the Natural Resources Committee.

The Washington Times argues that President Obama has intentionally hamstrung domestic energy production and taken deliberate action to block access to the nations energy resources. And the Washington Examiner says the president has effectively shut down the energy industry in the Gulf of Mexico a key factor in the recent increase in gas prices as well as continuing high levels of regional unemployment.

Of course, opposition to American energy production is nothing new for Democrats.

Interior Secretary Salazar famously told the United States Senate that he wouldnt support drilling for new energy even if gas prices reached $10 per gallon.

And Red State found an article quoting Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) opposing expanded production because the energy would not be ready for use by consumers for up to 10 years. The article was from April 2, 2001 almost 10 years ago.

Republicans are working to stop the EPA from going around Congress and imposing President Obamas job-destroying national energy tax. And the new House majority is committed to an all-of-the-above energy strategy that will expand American energy production and lower costs, reduce our dependence on foreign oil, and create a better environment for job growth.

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High Fuel Costs Could Slow the Nations Already Sluggish Economic Growth
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