That question is, I believe, from what i have studied a definite yes! We see what his administration has done to the Gulf states after the BP oil spill. Moratoriums on off shore drilling, followed by a refusal to issue new permits, and do not forget that an order by a federal judge to lift the moratorium was ignored by this administration! The governor of Alaska, it seems agrees that Obama has a desire to hurt America’s ability to produce our own energy! Via Brutally Honest
Alaska Governor Sean Parnell: With the unrest in the Middle East as his springboard, Gov. Sean Parnell lashed out at the Obama administration’s stance on domestic oil production, saying the White House approach was having a tangible effect on the country’s foreign policy.
In a speech at the National Press Club, the Republican governor called the federal government “openly hostile” to oil-producing states, particularly for the delays in allowing Shell to drill exploratory wells on leases off Alaska’s northern coast that the company purchased in 2008.
“If it looks like a moratorium and walks like a moratorium … maybe it is,” said Parnell, who is in Washington this weekend for the National Governor’s Association winter meeting.
Parnell said there’s a direct link between the economic recovery and the failure to use Alaska’s oil reserves as a national security buffer against the uncertainty in Libya and other oil-producing countries in the Middle East. Higher gasoline prices could harm any economic recovery, Parnell said.
“This is the moment our government must re-examine its ‘no new wells’ policy when it comes to oil exploration and development here at home,” Parnell said. “The U.S. foolishly imports more than 63 percent of our oil. That leaves us vulnerable to the economic shock of disruption of these oil supplies and it drives down that economic recovery.
So, is this just Obama’s addiction to “Green Energy”, or is it a deliberate effort to harm our economy to such a degree that more of Obama’s “hope and change” AKA Socialism can be force fed on this nation? Look, we can all agree that this nation could and SHOULD be far more energy independent than it is. I think we can all agree that politicians of both parties have sold out our best interests by allowing environmental extremists to dictate our domestic energy policies.
The Obama administration, though, seems to be dead set on absolutely crippling America’s ability to produce energy. So again the question is raised. Is it incompetence? or is it deliberate?