We don't have to be spending Billions (Trillions?) on foreign wars to protect the oil supplies in the Middle East. And of course there is no way to put a value on the lives lost and damaged. Do we want to be free and independent or be ruled by elitist armchair environmentalists? These people, (Al Gore and Solyndra come to mind, are laughing all the way to the bank with taxpayers money in their pockets.) We need to encourage oil and gas production. We know we have the resources, we know how to use them, and now we know the whole man-caused global warming/climate change alarm was a giant hoax.
‘Enough of This!’ -- Boehner Tells 'Radical' Greens to Stop Standing In Way of Energy Policy
At a Tuesday press conference on Capitol Hill with several other House Republicans, Boehner was asked about the relationship between high gas prices and investment speculators on Wall Street.
Boehner said, “The price of gas is driven by two factors. It’s driven by supply and it’s driven by demand. And the fact is, is that supply, most of it, comes from the Middle East where there’s an awful lot of turmoil. People are concerned about whether that flow of oil is going to continue.”
Boehner continued: “Secondly, when you look at demand we’re moving into the summer driving season and the [Environmental Protection Agency] EPA requires 30 different blends of gasoline to be produced, now for the summer months in most of the country. And then to try to produce those 30 different blends and then ship them puts an awful lot of demand on the system as a result. You’ve got much higher prices.”
“Americans understand that we can produce more of our own energy,” he said. (Democrats don't seem to understand this. Peter) “And they don’t understand why 35 years -- since the oil embargo of 1974 -- that we’ve never had a national energy policy.”
“We’ve got a handful of environmentalists groups -- radical environmental groups -- who’ve stood in the way of having a national energy policy all of these years and it’s just about damn time that we ought to have a national energy policy and do something the American people want us to do,” said Boehner. “Enough of this! Get out of here!”