Wow, I didn’t realize how much environmentalists killed oil drilling in this country.
Meanwhile, our consumption was increasing and we handed billions and billions of dollars over to the middle east via oil imports. Environmentalists literally created the financial power than exists in the middle east.
To be fair, it was congress that had to lift the ban on exporting oil. How did oil production increase so much under Obama? I know it was mostly the shale boom, but I’m amazed the EPA wasn’t used to prevent it.
President Obama was mainly pragmatic (one reason I liked him so much), his idea of energy independence was all of the above. let’s push the envelope on everything (tho’ you could argue the coal bit was lip service and the industry itself was dying out to cost inefficiencies)