The delay of the Keystone XL pipeline is a perfect example of the way President Obama and his administration have engaged in, not just a war on coal, but on all forms of energy the nation has and needs. Even his State Department admits there is no reason to refuse its construction and, as turmoil affects the Middle East, there is an increased need to tap our own oil and welcome Canada’s.
The pure evil of the delay is compounded by the loss of the many jobs the pipeline represents to help reduce the nation’s obscene rate of unemployment and to generate new revenue for the nation.
Less visible has been the out-of-control Environmental Protection Agency since Obama took office on January 20, 2009. Every one of the EPA regulations affects some aspect of life in America, crushing economic development in every conceivable way.
Citing a study by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, James Delingpole, a British journalist, reported that the new regulations will cost the economy another $51 billion annually, result in the 224,000 more lost jobs every year, and cost every American household $3,400 per year in higher prices for energy, food, and other necessities.
The attacks on the energy industries by environmental organizations have been attacks on all Americans who turn on the lights or drive anywhere. Their mantra has been “dirty coal” and “dirty oil” along with lies about the way energy industries contribute billions to the nation’s revenue in taxes.
Who is the enemy of energy, current and future, in the United States? Barack Obama.