Promise from the debate broken already: Obama Shuts Down 1.6M Acres to Oil Shale Development

So much for the “all of the above” policy….

Via Breitbart News and The Hill:

Just two days after President Obama’s re-election, the Obama Interior Department announced a plan to shut down 1.6 million acres of federal land to oil shale development. The land had originally been slated for drilling under President George W. Bush.

“By significantly reducing the acreage of wilderness potentially available for leasing, Secretary Salazar is laying out a creative, thoughtful and more responsible approach in managing some of our most precious resources,” said Bobby McEnaney, senior lands analyst with the Natural Resources Defense Council.

From the debate October 16th, 2012:

OBAMA: That’s the strategy you need, an all-of-the-above strategy, and that’s what we’re going to do in the next four years.

ROMNEY: But that’s not what you’ve done in the last four years. That’s the problem. In the last four years, you cut permits and licenses on federal land and federal waters in half.

OBAMA: Not true, Governor Romney.

ROMNEY: So how much did you cut (inaudible)?

OBAMA: Not true.

Obama debate approved drilling permits

Hey President Obama – What was that you said about how you approved more drilling permits than Bush?

About Chuck Norton

Political issue strategist and communications professional. I write about politics, education, economics, morality and philosophy.
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