WASHINGTON, February 29–Sen. Sessions joined his Senate colleagues today at a press conference to discuss the Obama Administration’s energy blockage, including its refusal to allow timely permitting of oil and gas leases, which would generate billions of dollars in revenue for the federal government and put downward pressure on the price at the pump. As Energy Secretary Steven Chu recently admitted, the Administration’s goal is not to reduce the price of gasoline (http://politi.co/xpH0ty).
Interesting aside, via Doug Ross: Report: Obama Kept Air Force One Aloft an Extra Half Hour to watch the Knicks/Heat game.
Do as I say, not as I do: but peons like you and I are supposed to live a more spartan life to ensure we don’t emit any extra carbon dioxide.
President Obama flew to Florida this past week to explain high gas prices. According to the Washington Post, on his way to Florida this past Thursday, reporters were “perplexed” at the President’s 41 minute flight from Washington, DC to Orlando, Florida taking 1 hour and 15 minutes. The flight was in the air an extra 30 minutes, burning precious fossil fuels.
Hot Air: Video: We should embrace the Keystone pipeline, says … Bill Clinton:
The route is a secondary concern to hardcore greens. In fact, TransCanada already proposed changing it to avoid the Nebraska Sandhills back when the Keystone issue first blew up. So why is Clinton suddenly pushing this phony argument? Because, silly, he’s read the polls. Heavy majorities support building Keystone, and they’re only going to get heavier as gas prices rise. And it’s not just Republicans: Support among independents is net +39 and even among Democrats it’s net +5. Clinton knows that unless gas prices ease, this issue will become increasingly potent for the GOP, so here he is shoving Obama towards a reversal.