President's public support for ‘all of the above’ energy policy belies his behind the scenes lobbying efforts against it
While the President publicly supports an ‘all of the above’ energy policy, he’s been personally lobbying against it with Senate Democrats. As POLITICO reports:
The President’s “personally lobbying,” contradicts his support for the ‘all of the above’ energy policy he called for in the State of the Union address and his pledge this week that his Administration would “do whatever we can to speed up construction” of the pipeline.
As if the contradiction wasn’t enough, President Obama’s efforts could be pushing North American energy toward China. This week, Alberta’s premier indicated that the province plans “plans to pursue exports to Asia rather than rely on the uncertainty in the U.S. market.”
With gas prices on the rise as working families can afford it least, it’s time to put aside election year concerns and approve the Keystone Pipeline. It will bring safe and dependable energy supplies from North America and offset our reliance on energy resources from countries like Saudi Arabia and Venezuela.
It’s also time to increase our domestic energy production while advancing research into alternative fuels that will power our future. It’s ludicrous to think that other countries can produce energy safer, more efficient or more environmentally sound than the United States.