That’ll help. Do you wonder whether Harry Reid et als are in the pocket of the Saudis?
It was Salazar who was behind the bogus scientific justification for the offshore drilling moratorium. No one has gotten to the bottom of that one yet. Salazar continued moratoriums on deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, even though a federal judge (twice) ruled that the moratorium was illegal.
Here is ThinkProgress celebrating Salazar’s regressive energy approach. Some highlights:
– He suspended 77 controversial oil and gas leases in Utah, some of them near national parks and national monuments.
– Understanding that renewable energy projects create more jobs than fossil fuels development, he directed his agencies to make the development of renewable energy a priority.
– He withdrew the Bush administration’s industry-friendly research and development leases for oil shale development in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming.
– He launched a department-wide effort to ensure that federal land management decisions respond effectively to climate change.
Salazar has spent his public life supporting policies that make energy more expensive. (It’s the goal of many in this administration.) It’s something we need to be reminded of every time he claims it has got nothing to do with him. Even if it doesn’t, it’s not for a lack of trying.