According to the Bureau of Land Management there was a 58% increase in the approval of drilling permits during the Clinton Administration and a 116% increase during the Administration of George W. Bush. Since Obama became President, the approval of drilling permits has decreased by 36% Obama is Counting on Voter Stupidity | Lubbock Online | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal SO folks... KNOWING it takes 10 years from lease releases to productivity!!! Obama taking credit for increased Production ON NON-FEDERAL lands is totally a bare faced LIE.. BUT because of HIS DECREASING Federal LEASES permits.. WE'll have less production from Federal LANDS! WAY to go!!!