(2008) Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell asks that the Senate consider a bill to allow offshore drilling, but Democrats, led by Sen. Ken Salazar (D-CO) object.
Sen. McConnell then asks if the bill could be triggered when gas reaches $4.50 per gallon, then $5 per gallon, then $7.50 per gallon, and finally $10 per gallon. All objected to.
An Obama ‘oil and energy independence’ flashback (2006):
We should strike a grand bargain with the Big Three automakers where the government picks up part of the tab for their retiree health care costs – a tab that ran almost $6.7 billion just last year – in exchange for the car companies using that savings to invest in more fuel-efficient cars.
Beyond raising CAFE, however, it’s time we replace oil altogether as America’s fuel of choice. This doesn’t just mean singing the praises of ethanol and hoping that it finds its way into our fuel supply on its own. It means taking major steps now to put a national biofuel infrastructure in place.
Is it any wonder Obama appointed Salazar as Secretary of the Interior?
Is it any wonder the Obama administration is: Blocking American Energy Production that Would Lower Gas Prices, Create Jobs ?