7 Gas Facts Obama Cannot Escape

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  1. Stephanie

    Stephanie Diamond Member Supporting Member

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    by Wynton Hall
    President Barack Obama cannot escape the following seven gas-related facts:

    1. In September 2008, Barack Obama’s”Nobel-prize winning physicist” of an Energy Secretary, Steven Chu, told the Wall Street Journal: “Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe.”

    2. In 2008, then-candidate Barack Obama admitted that, like his future Energy Secretary Mr. Chu, he believed that high gas prices would be a good thing because they would force Americans to ween themselves off of oil, but that he would have “prefered a gradual adjustment.”

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5M1WlV7vafk&feature=player_embedded]Obama Wanted High Gas Prices...Gradually (2008 Election Campaign) - YouTube[/ame]

    3. On January 19, 2009, the day before Barack Obama was sworn in as President of the United States, gas prices were $1.84 a gallon. As of February 20, 2012 a gallon of gas cost $3.59.

    4. As Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson points out, “Offshore drilling permits are being issued at less than half the rate of the previous administration. The average number of leases issued on public lands is less than half than during President Clinton’s term.”

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  2. healthmyths

    healthmyths Gold Member Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2011
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    Another reason NOT listed by Wynton Hall author of article:

    Refineries' closings...

    One of the biggest on St. Croix at 350,000 barrels per day
    In January, Hovensa entered into a consent decree with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Justice Department in which the company agreed to invest $700 million on pollution controls after a series of chemical releases affected people living downwind from the refinery. Hovensa also agreed to pay a $5.4 million penalty for violating the Clean Air Act.

    With the additional modification costs and fines, it was no longer economical to operate the refinery and the decision was made to close it.

    Hovensa Refinery Closing on St. Croix

    This St. Croix refinery could NO LONGER AFFORD primarily due to $700 million more in pollution controls needed to meet EPA!!!
  3. Katzndogz

    Katzndogz Diamond Member

    Sep 27, 2011
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    Another fact that the boy-king can't escape is that part of the reason why gas prices are so high is because gas is an international commodity. obama has cause the dollar to fall so far that it doesn't buy what it used to. It is on it's way to worthless.

    Unless the dollar rises, gas and everything else will cost more.

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