Obama Sneaks Through 30-Year Drilling Moratorium

“We can’t drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times … and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK. That’s not leadership. That’s not going to happen.”

Dave Blount

The good news: America has plenty of energy resources — more than enough for total self-sufficiently. The bad news: our liberal rulers have placed them off limits:

While the Obama administration was taking a victory lap last week after the 5-4 Supreme Court decision to uphold the president’s signature legislative accomplishment, Obamacare, the Interior Department was using the media black hole to release a much-awaited five-year plan for offshore drilling. That plan reinstitutes a 30-year moratorium on offshore energy exploration that will keep our most promising resources locked away until long after President Obama begins plans for his presidential library. Given the timing, it is clear that the self-described “all of the above” energy president didn’t want the American people to discover that he was denying access to nearly 98 percent of America’s vast energy potential on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS)…

Read the rest at Moonbattery.

See our earlier article about one of the campaign promises Obama has managed to keep:  Patriot Coal Corp. files for bankruptcy.

Update: Failure of Serious Energy is a ‘BFD’ for Obama and His Chicago Cronies

…The story of Serious Energy is a metaphor for Obama’s political career, featuring strong-arm union tactics, corrupt Chicago politicians, crony capitalism, and media propaganda…

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