Jindal op-ed: Obama’s Politicized Energy Policy

La. Gov. Jindal: Obama’s ‘Radical Environmental Policy’ Wreaks Havoc on Energy

John Bachman
12 Mar 2012

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal contends that Republican criticism of the Obama administration’s handling of rising energy costs “lets the president off too easily.”

And President Barack Obama’s “radical environmental policy” is one of the main causes for his failed national energy policy, Jindal writes in an Op-Ed in The Wall Street Journal.

“This administration willfully ignores rational choices that would lower energy prices and reduce U.S. reliance on foreign energy sources,” The Bayou State Republican writes.

Jindal, whose state relies on the oil and natural gas industries, also argues that the reason domestic oil production is higher now than it was in 2003 is because decisions to do so were “made by private companies before he took office.”

Jindal mentions several things President Obama should do to give certainty to the American people “that energy independence, not politics, will drive our nation’s security.”

He makes the following suggestions for Obama…

The article continues at Newsmax.com

It seems Josh Fox’s film Gasland is somewhat fittingly, a recycled idea.

Louis J. Gasnier beat Josh Fox to exploiting people’s fears in the 1930’s.  Referred to as an exploitation film, Louis J Gasnier’s ‘Reefer Madness’ starts out with the foreward:

“The motion picture you are about to witness may startle you.  It would not have been possible, otherwise, to sufficiently emphasize the frightful toll of the new drug menace which is destroying the youth of America in alarmingly – increasing numbers.  Marihuana [sic] is that drug – a violent narcotic – an unspeakable scourge.  Its first effect is sudden, violent, uncontrollable laughter; then come dangerous hallucinations …”

Read the whole thing.

H/T Phelim McAleer

UpdateGulf Coast Businesses Suffer Strain of Offshore Drilling Slowdown

As gas prices continue to climb, approaching a nationwide average of nearly $4, lawmakers in Washington turned their attention to the drilling slowdown in the Gulf of Mexico.

The House Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held the oversight hearing Thursday examining how the Obama administration’s policies have put a strain on businesses, causing economic instability and even forcing some employers to leave the area…

H/T Jared Law, The 9/12 Project

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