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February 10, 2009

Obama Adds Even More Red Tape and Delay to Oil Exporation

Don't drill, baby, don't drill.

Institute for Energy Research (IER) president Thomas J. Pyle issued the following statement today after Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced his decision to delay the American people’s ability to develop their own energy resources:
“Less than 24 hours ago, the president urged Americans to support his plan to spend over $700 billion in taxpayer dollars to fight our economic downturn. Meanwhile, the Department of Interior this afternoon added unnecessary government red tape that will delay an opportunity to use our vast, domestic energy resources to bring new jobs and billions of dollars in new revenue to this nation.

“Though our economy is in a free-fall and millions of Americans are out of work, the Obama Administration prefers to spend money we don’t have and ignore the resources we do. We are headed down a path that empowers government planners to decide how much energy Americans are allowed to use, and how much they will pay for it. Regrettably, what they fail to realize is that access to affordable energy represents the best and most direct path out of this economic mess.”

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