The Keystone Pipeline is in the news again because a Republican-led Congress is reviving a reasonable energy policy and putting the ball back in the Manchurian’s court. As we all know, mr. Obama declared war on fossil fuels many years ago and has implemented policies to weaken our energy industry at every opportunity.
At the same time, he takes credit, in true Orwellian fashion, for the booming energy section that has almost single-handedly pulled our nation out of the near-Depression of 2008. He said this during his recent “State of the Union”:
At this moment — with a growing economy, shrinking deficits, bustling industry, booming energy production — we have risen from recession freer to write our own future than any other nation on Earth.
Sure sure, try to take credit for an industry that you seek to destroy.
But instead of writing a lot of words about this man’s infamy on the subject, I thought I’d offer a graphic that keeps things in perspective, namely how the American energy boom has occurred solely on private lands by private enterprise, and not on Federal lands, which under mr. Obama have been forcibly shut out of the oil boom (indeed he’s doing it again — see the Alaska fight he just provoked).
And so once again we see how much the man lies, and lies BIG.
Liberals who continue to fall for his lies really ought to seek help.
Here is the full paragraph from Heritage.org:
There has been a stark difference between oil and gas production on private and state-owned lands and federal lands. According to a recent Congressional Research Service report, since 2007, federal production of natural gas both on and offshore fell 33 percent. On state and private lands, it grew 40 percent over the same time frame. Crude oil production on federal lands in 2012 was below 2007 levels but grew 35 percent on non-federal lands since then. In fact, all increases in oil and gas production since 2012 were on non-federal lands. <Heritage.org, link>