IER’s Patrick Creighton discusses Obama’s offshore drilling announcement yesterday.

Obama did not open up new areas for drilling in the OCS; he closed them. He didn’t make new supplies of energy available; he embargoed them from use by American citizens. He didn’t take steps to lessen dependence on foreign oil; he increased our dependence.

In short, his actions did not match his words, and Americans will pay the price for years to come.

Mr. President, we won’t get fooled again.

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