Friday, March 30, 2012

Oops: Obama's own bloated bureaucracy kerplodes his energy lies

I guess this is what happens when you have so many agencies, offices, bureaus and administrators that you can't keep them all straight. Notice the sources of the data for the accompanying graph: the Bureau of Land Management and the Department of the Interior. Oops. I see an early retirement in some bureaucrat's future.

Already struggling for a variety of mostly government-induced reasons, further reductions in crude would literally starve America’s robust refining sector of its lifeblood. [Remember that] the Obama Administration is already inhibiting domestic oil and natural gas production wherever possible. Cancelling lease sales on the Atlantic coast, delaying lease sales for nearly a year in the gulf, and increasing the amount of time it takes companies to receive requisite permits have all immediately impacted domestic oil production, and in turn, America’s refiners...

...But it doesn’t end there. The most explicit attack on refiners from the Obama Administration thus far must be the decision to kill the Keystone pipeline. As most people know by now, the Keystone Pipeline would have delivered around 800,000 barrels of Canadian crude oil to, you guessed it, America’s refiners. Creating tens of thousands of construction jobs and ensuring that America’s refiners have crude oil to manufacture into other products, the Keystone pipeline would have been a shot of life for the recession weary construction and refining industries. Unfortunately, Obama’s decision to kill the pipeline is indicative of the Administration’s antagonistic stance towards anyone involved in the oil and natural gas supply chain...

Any member of a private sector union who votes for Barack Obama in November deserves his or her inevitable fate. Which is: unemployment, misery and despair.

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