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%:
● 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.