Lock It Up!

Posted: Nov 12, 2008 9:20 AM
Over the weekend, Obama's Transition Team Co-Chair John Podesta said on Fox News Sunday, “There is a lot that the President can do using his executive authority without waiting for congressional action, and I think we will see the President do that.”

What's being considered?

According to the Chicago Tribune, this could include locking up much of our nation's oil and gas leases.

When President Bush ended the executive moratorium on off-shore oil and gas leasing, it paved the way to accessing these resources. Allowing the Congressional moratorium on offshore and shale exploration to lapse on October 1 was the final step to unlocking these vital energy reserves. But just when gas prices have become affordable, Democrat leaders are about to lock up our energy resources once again, this time possibly even tighter.

This is not progress, and it's certainly not the change we deserve.

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