Rep. Darryl Issa Releases Report Fingering Obama’s Ideological ‘Green’ Policies as Key Behind High Cost of Oil

Darn tootin’ right!   Obama and his commie buddies share no small part of the blame when it comes to the prices we are all paying at the pump.  Not only that, but they are also party to the rapidly rising cost of food:

New Issa report goes after Obama administration’s energy agenda
By Amanda Carey – Daily Caller

Rep. Darrell Issa of California, chairman of the House Oversight Committee, has found another target in the Obama administration’s policy agenda: energy. Late Monday, Issa released a scathing report accusing the White House of being complicit in driving up oil prices to push a move to alternative energy sources.

Among other things, the report — “Rising Energy Costs: An Intentional Result of Government Action” — accused the administration of restricting access to domestic energy sources, hindering “fracking” technology and hampering the economic recovery by proposing new taxes on the energy industry.

The report also says the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) coordinated with environmental groups to target energy producers with environmental concerns. According to the report, the Oversight Committee obtained an email between the EPA Texas regional director and an environmental advocate congratulating each other on progress in creating barriers to energy production from fossil fuels sources.

Issa’s report sought to highlight Obama’s history of pushing for alternative energy sources, noting a quote from the president’s 2008 campaign in which he said, “Under my plan of a cap-and-trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket. … Coal-powered plants, you know, natural gas, you name it, whatever the plants were, whatever the industry was, they would have to retrofit their operations. That will cost money.”

Steven Chu, secretary of the Department of Energy, was not spared in the report, which targeted his past statement, “somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe.”

The 40-page report examines specific policy proposals aimed at supporting things like carbon-based energy reserves at the expense of oil and gas production. It includes the cap-and-trade proposals of the past, active promotion of “clean energy source” and the administration’s proposal to tax oil companies to subsidize clean energy technology.

In his FY2012 budget proposal, Obama did indeed request that the tax breaks for the oil production industry be repealed, totaling $60 billion over 10 years. The director of the Office of Management and Budget, Jack Lew, defended the repeals by  tying them to the goal of producing more electric cars.

“In part, we pay for this by eliminating 12 tax breaks hat now go to oil, gas and coal companies,” said Lew.

“The most troubling things about outlandish statements made by key Obama administration officials about the need to raise energy costs is that when we examined the evidence, they appear to reflect the agenda they are pursuing,” said Issa in a statement. “These are obviously not the policies Americans want or support.”

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9 Comments on “Rep. Darryl Issa Releases Report Fingering Obama’s Ideological ‘Green’ Policies as Key Behind High Cost of Oil”

  1. tgusa Says:

    All of the work these idiots have done in the last few years was destroyed by that volcano that just erupted in Iceland, what a bummer.

  2. tgusa Says:

    Kim Ill is very green too. North/South Korea satellite night photo. I think the little dot is Ill’s house.

  3. tgusa Says:

    In the early 70s the environmental movement started out as a good thing, clean up America. At the same time the arab oil embargo began the modern conservation of energy policy. It is not a bad thing to conserve, energy, water, goods and yes even food, its very conservative. It also sends a ripple effect into the economies of our enemies whom we get much of our oil from. It hurts them more than conservation hurts us.

    In the early 80s the environmental movement was hijacked by leftist revisionary wingnts. Three Mile Island was the call to ban progress on cleaner energy. We are in this position today exclusively because of the wingnuts. They cannot make up their minds what they want and that is one of the reasons we are going nowhere, everywhere. In the early 70s people died in cities on hot summer days due to high concentrations of smog, that no longer occurs. But still the wingnuts insist that America is dirtier than ever but that is simply untrue.

    40 years ago the conservation movement was a grass roots affair of ordinary Americans, today the leaders are multi millionaires, go figure. It is very profitable, to be the bosses of the greens, the color of money.

    • tgusa Says:

      You see what they have done, in their lust to change America they have figuratively put guns in our hands that we can turn on our enemies, and each individual has complete control over their selection of targets.

      Oh what a twisted web we weave when first we practice to deceive.

    • Big Frank Says:

      I agree the so-called ‘Green’ movement is IMHO a cleverly disguised ‘Red’ movement complete with a laundry list of draconian environmental, laws, rules, regulations and impossible standards. It’s all about control. By controlling the cost of energy they can restrict every facet of our everyday life, while enriching our alleged friends in the ME who practically ‘own’ DC through the horde of lobbyists who wine, dine, and pocket line many of our ‘esteemed’ Representatives and Senators. Add to that the asinine energy program of our ‘Dear Leader’ and his ‘Green’ Czars or Commissars we are headed for disaster.

      • tgusa Says:

        Throughout the history of American film the mad scientist has been a staple of movie villainy. It has been used again and again with tremendous success. The problem we have today is not mad scientist it is the moron scientist. And who wants to pay ten bucks and waste two hours watching a moron? as Hollywood has shown its hard to make a villain out of a moron, even if they are, morons, that is.

  4. jojo Says:

    hello all you dumb Faux news watchers

  5. Elicia Farrington Says:

    The term “alternative” presupposes a set of undesirable energy technologies against which “alternative energies” are contrasted. As such, the list of energy technologies excluded is an indicator of which problems the alternative technologies are intended to address. Controversies regarding dominant sources of energy and their alternatives have a long history. The nature of what was regarded alternative energy sources has changed considerably over time, and today, because of the variety of energy choices and differing goals of their advocates, defining some energy types as “alternative” is highly controversial.`

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