Sunday, October 21, 2012

Obama’s Real Oil Record


During Tuesday’s spirited presidential debate, Mr. Obama stated that U.S. oil production has risen every year he has been in office.  However, as Governor Romney and various fact-checkers note, most of those gains have come about on private lands, over which Obama has little control.
However, not divulged during the debate was how the Obama administration has purposefully undermined America’s oil industry. The following is a revealing excerpt from the my book, Eco-Tyranny:
On May 6, 2010, three weeks after the onset of the massive British Petroleum (BP) oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the Obama administration cleverly took advantage of the crisis by autocratically imposing a 30-day moratorium on new deepwater drilling operations in the Gulf, and suspending drilling on rigs working in water deeper than 500 feet.  This mandate immediately froze operations on 33 operational oil platforms, and another eight that were under construction, pending an investigation into the explosion that caused the BP leak.

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