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Obama Killing Real Jobs for Green Utopia

Posted by FactReal on January 25, 2012

As Heritage indicates, Obama has been very busy “blocking energy-related jobs from reliable and affordable energy sources while handing taxpayer money to producers of unreliable and costly alternative energy whose “green jobs” are a fallacy.”

Here are just some examples of Obama’s destructive decisions:

Obama rejected the permit application for the Keystone XL pipeline:
The project would create thousands of jobs, secure energy supply, and lower energy prices:
Building the pipeline would bring over 700,000 barrels of oil per day and directly create 20,000 truly shovel-ready jobs. The Canadian Energy Research Institute estimates that current pipeline operations and the addition of the Keystone XL pipeline would create 179,000 American jobs by 2035.

Obama is delaying drilling in the Gulf by approving only 35% of the plans instead of the historical average 73.4%:

the Obama administration is approving just 35 percent of the oil drilling plans for the Gulf of Mexico so far this year. It is also taking an average of 115 days — nearly four months — to secure approval from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement. Those numbers are a sharp drop from previous years, well below the historical average 73.4 percent approval rate and 61 days it takes to approve plans.

Obama is delaying a mineral lease sale in Ohio for oil and gas drilling:

In mid-November, the Obama Administration delayed a mineral lease sale in Ohio’s Wayne National Forest for oil and gas drilling. Apart for providing Americans access to affordable energy, the project could have had a tremendous impact in the state, including the creation of an estimated 200,000 jobs, an overall wage and personal-income boost of $12 billion by 2015, and a billion-dollar boon to Ohio landowners, schools, businesses, and communities.

Obama gave a $535 million taxpayer-funded loan guarantee to Solyndra, the solar power company that went bankrupt last summer, leaving about 1,100 people out of work.

Obama’s other Solyndras: 12 clean energy companies are having trouble after collectively being approved for more than $6.5 billion in federal assistance.

Obama pushed for oil drilling in Brazil.

Obama spent $1.6 Billion on Chinese wind turbines & $2 Billion on Brazilian oil.

Under Obama, oil and gas production on federal lands is down 40%.

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