Obama announces steps to speed US oil...

Obama announces steps to speed US oil production (1:05 p.m.)

There are 3 comments on the Las Cruces Sun-News story from May 14, 2011, titled Obama announces steps to speed US oil production (1:05 p.m.). In it, Las Cruces Sun-News reports that:

Facing continued public unhappiness over gas prices, President Barack Obama is directing his administration to ramp up U.S. oil production by extending existing leases in the Gulf of Mexico and off Alaska's coast and holding more frequent lease sales in a federal petroleum reserve in Alaska.

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Brighton, MI

#1 May 14, 2011
hmmm, remains to be seen if this is just talk to make it appear he's doing something or if it actually happen. I'm betting its just talk.

Las Cruces, NM

#2 May 15, 2011
The U.S. uses 25% of the world's oil production but only owns 3% of the known reserves, so it doesn't matter how much we drill here in the U.S. But global free trade rules practically require us to import foreign oil. Obama is not only spineless but is also evidently math-illiterate just like his Republican opponents. And thanks to people like Steve Pearce, THE most corrupt member of Congress, every you and I pay record prices for gasoline and oil companies make record profits.

Las Cruces, NM

#4 May 15, 2011
And why not? The POS realizes it is getting close to re-election time. No other reason to bring some common sense and reality into his life. From now for the next 12 plus months we should see things happening that will make sense, finally!!!

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