Freedom from Middle East oilNovember 2, 2012
Sheldon Adelson has launched a new political action committee, the New American Energy Opportunity Foundation, and an advertising blitz in support of domestic drilling and energy production leading up to the Nov. 6 presidential election. Take a look at this excellent ad in particular. The audio of it has been running on conservative talk radio stations, too:
The opening of the spot says it all. “When will America be free from Middle East oil?” We’re getting there, despite Pres. Obama’s best efforts to retard domestic energy production and deny the fact that we have more energy resources than Saudi Arabia or Iran. Barack Obama has reduced permits for drilling on federal lands and waters, he has obstructed the Keystone pipeline, and his EPA has delayed efforts to expand hydraulic fracturing—a technique which enables producers to drill for previously inaccessible oil and natural gas deposits.
Despite the president’s crummy record, oil companies have managed to boost domestic output on privately owned land and shift the balance of energy power away from OPEC back to the Americas. Romney would strengthen this trend by supporting the initiatives that Obama has blocked.