That was the 14th of July, 2008 when President George W. Bush wisely lifted the moratorium on oil drilling, thus sparking the precipitous drop in the price of gasoline from an average high of $4.12 per gallon to a cellar dwelling low of $1.60 by November of that year.
Despite President Obama's promise of a newer, comprehensive energy plan, he has planned to do everything but open up drilling on the East Coast, West Coast, Gulf, and the Arctic.
When President Obama bragged on "More energy production under his administration than the last ten years," recently, he also failed to mention that any gains in energy production have been due to private not public land drilling. And, these energy gains were planned long before he was president, despite the fact the Democrats have fought exploration for over 25 years, at least. The Dems have been shouting for the longest time, "It takes too long - 5 years or more," to formulate a plan to become energy independent, so what's the use?" They have been stalling with this sort of garbage talk for over 25 years.
I am for the Keystone Pipeline, but to bake oil sands from Canada and convert it into usable energy is half as efficient as just drilling for the crude oil and extracting it nearly ready made for energy demands. We want a newer pipeline to extend hundreds of miles into the Gulf of Mexico, where 50 miles off the coast is a nearly infinite abundance of oil lying beneath the waves.
Obama's promise to "Shut down the coal industry," and "Skyrocket energy prices," has hit areas such as Ohio and Pennsylvania,where 5 coal plants were recently closed down. Remember the Alamo, Remember the Maine, and Remember the Danube - which has been frozen in Eastern Europe, where over 600 people have frozen to death for the lack of delivery of fuel supplies. Europe has been closing down coal plants at a much faster rate than the U.S. and are now paying the consequences.
President Obama's "Comprehensive Energy Plan," is still focusing on Green Solutions which have proven to be devastating to economies in Spain and other Euro countries. Yet, despite the Solyndra and other green debacles, the Environmentalists have convinced Obama to say "no" to expanding real energy exploration and development.
Below Are A Few Of Obama's No Zones.