Congressional Western Caucus Chairman: ‘Today’s Announcement Will Not Put Us On The Path To Energy Security’ | Talking Points Memo

Congressional Western Caucus Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) and fellow caucus members Dean Heller (R-NV) and Lee Terry (R-NE) released the following responses to President Obama’s announcement to permit offshore drilling for oil and gas:“While the Obama Administration would have you believe it’s taking a balanced approach by opening limited access to U.S. waters for offshore energy development, the reality is that today’s announcement only opens a fraction of our abundant resources located throughout the deepwater OCS. Let there be no confusion: Today’s announcement will not create the jobs we desperately need. Today’s announcement will not spur the economic development our citizens deserve. And today’s announcement will not put us on the path to energy security. Slow-walking job creation during a time of economic crisis is not smart and taking tepid steps towards economic development and energy security is not balanced,” said Congressman Bishop.

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