Inhofe Comments on State of the Union Address

Washington, D.C. – Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works commented on President Obama’s State of the Union Address.

“President Obama has clearly received the message that his global warming agenda is gone, dead, done with the American people – that’s why he was touting oil and natural gas so much in his State of the Union address tonight,” Senator Inhofe said. “He understands that especially in a weak economy, Americans want the hundreds of thousands of jobs, the affordable energy prices, and the increased energy security that domestic fossil fuel development brings. But while he talks the talk, he is clearly still determined to achieve his global warming agenda by shutting down oil, gas and coal development so that energy prices will, as he said himself, ‘necessarily skyrocket.’

“President Obama congratulated himself tonight on decreasing imports of oil from the Middle East, but failed to mention that his policies of energy austerity, which have caused gasoline prices nearly to double since he took office, are responsible for it. If he is determined, as his Energy Secretary Steven Chu said, to ‘boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe’ he is well on his way to achieving that goal. He claims to care about energy security, yet he stopped the Keystone pipeline – and the 20,000 American jobs it would have created – which would have done more than any other project to increase our energy security and revive our economy.”

Read the rest at the US Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.

  • Rob N. Hood

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    The spike in these groups can be attributed to a combination of factors, including the sluggish economy, radical propaganda and anxiety over the election of a black president, Potok said.

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  • joe

    Just what has that got to do with Climate change? You must be delusional and I’m being nice.

  • Rob N. Hood

    Not much actually. Thanks for noticing though, and for being “nice”.

  • joe

    You are welcome.

  • Rob N. Hood

    Oh, except that I believe my point may have been that Inhofe is something of a hate-group all his own. Yeah, that was my point…

  • Rob N. Hood

    You never told us joe how your vacation was…

  • joe

    I work 24/7. Trust me I do.

  • Rob N. Hood

    Trust no one. Verify. … Just joshin’ ya. (All work and no play makes for a dull joe.)

  • Joe

    I trust no one other than family. On the net with you? I don’t play games.

  • Rob N. Hood

    ahhh, mi familia… la costra nostra… wise-guy (wink wink) Gotcha. Mum’s the word, you can count on me.

  • Joe

    Trust me. I can always count on you.

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