In what can only be called hypocrisy a Democratic controlled Senate committee last week passed legislation that would attempt to allow lawsuits in U.S. courts against any foreign state or cooperative for limiting the production of oil or natural gas. The bill, nicknamed “NOPEC ,” targets the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).
It’s ironic that the “NOPEC” bill tries to ban the very thing that U.S. energy policy does on a daily basis – limiting production of oil and natural gas supplies. Consider the following:
- The majority of America’s offshore acreage remains off-limits to oil and gas exploration and production.
- Exploration and development in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico – which accounts for 30 percent of all U.S. crude oil production – was effectively banned for the past year.
- Legislation enacted in the U.S. is targeted at restricting the supply of oil from Canada – a country whose oil reserves are second only to Saudi Arabia’s.
These policies show very clearly how absurd this NOPEC law is. I guess congress has no problem with oil and natural gas drilling as long as it is anywhere else but at home. These loony lawmakers have long ago lost sense of reality. They obstruct domestic energy production making us more and more vulnerable to foreign nations, many of which are hostile to our nation and therefore pose a real security risk.
Although overturned by federal court Obama still maintains an oil drilling moratorium in the Gulf which as cost thousands of American jobs and millions of dollars in revenue which is very much needed in this Obama produced depression.
Policies like this and the thousands of other punitive regulations pouring forth from congress each year is the reason American citizens are FED up with our government. Our national interests are constantly being undermined by these environmental communists in government.
The 2012 election is another chance to rid Washington of these leftist, environmental nut-jobs and restore some sanity to DC. For this and for a myriad of other brainless idiotic policy decision Congress wins the first lifetime DoDo Bird award.
This administration as surely flown way over the cuckoo’s nest.