31 Aug '11, 8pm

Obama can’t catch a break on oil:

Obama can’t catch a break on oil:

The Chart of the Month comes from the Wall Street Journal (at right). "The figure reflects a huge surge in U.S. oil drilling, up nearly 60 percent in the past year and the highest total since at least 1987, when oil services company Baker Hughes Inc. began keeping track," notes the WSJ . Poor Barack Obama. He opens up the country to a drilling spree -- and naturally progressives are pissed because, well, we care about things like clean air, clean water, and a livable climate. But conservatives are strangely ungrateful, too! They blame Obama's supposed anti-drilling policies. So Mitt Romney said earlier this year, "People are hurting, gasoline's expensive, and the policies of this administration that have focused solely on green technologies are not keeping the cost of gasoline down." Darn you, Barack Obama, for only quadrupling the number of oil drilling rigs in the U.S.! ...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/oil/2011-08-31-obama-cant-catch-a-br...

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