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.