Morning Consult: Scrapping the Obama Energy Playbook

January 5, 2017 by

For the past eight years, the Obama administration has been adamantly hostile to the nation’s energy industry. The administration has taken credit for booming U.S. energy production and its benefits, none of which came from government action; all resulted from energy sector investment and innovation.

From proposing an oil barrel tax, adding job-killing EPA regulations, slowing every permitting process, the administration made clear that President Barack Obama’s “all-of-the-above” energy statements were as true as his “you can keep your doctor” promise for Obamacare. He also delayed a decision for years, on the Keystone Pipeline project, after repeated State Department approvals. He ultimately decided against the pipeline, admitting in his statement that it had been “overly politicized.” His “base,” favored the decision. For the US? For political gratification?  For whom?

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