At the present time, the Obama administration, through Lisa Jackson's Federal EPA, is requiring one set of regulations in the Eastern U.S. and another in the Western U.S. The Obama administration intends to shut down 200 surface mines. These mines mine coal that can not be mined any other way.
In the Gulf of Mexico there are 2,909 oil wells controlled by America. We had two explosions and Obama is closing down all of our production in the Gulf. Our production in the Gulf is worth a trillion dollars to the American people. There is no other country in the world that is cutting the production of energy.
When you increase the production of energy you generate jobs. When you cut the production of energy you increase unemployment and poverty.
Lawrence B. Lyon Jr.