Is the Obama administration repeating the same mistakes as the Carter WH did, regarding energy policy?

The Obama administration is repeating the mistakes of President Jimmy Carter’s failed energy policies, which marred his term and stigmatized the 1970s. They are leading us straight into another national energy disaster.

Key members of the Obama administration believe this friction abroad underscores the need to move away from oil and gas entirely and shift to boutique forms of alternative energy. Their lack of political will to drill for oil and gas compromises our national security and jeopardizes economic recovery.

It skirts the colossal elephant in the room: Oil and natural gas produced here in the United States are likely to still account for at least 57 percent of domestic energy consumption by 2035. Not to mention that energy production here can relieve the U.S. from the dangerous grip of foreign petro dictators.

Unfortunately, this administration’s Department of the Interior, with the most anti-oil-and-gas record in U.S. history, is sabotaging any real chance of avoiding the pending energy crisis because of its continued hold on deepwater drilling permits in the Gulf of Mexico.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0311/50417.html#ixzz1FSGhquxu

14 Responses to “Is the Obama administration repeating the same mistakes as the Carter WH did, regarding energy policy?”

  1. Astro Smurf Says:

    Carter had no Failed Energy policies. The 1970s Oil Embargo preceded his Administration. He wisely set forth new initiatives, that were, unfortunately, cancelled by Reagan.

    Had we allowed Carter’s foresight to be followed through, we would be much more independent of foreign energy

  2. Gee Wally Says:

    Carter warned us of the dangers of being dependent on Middle East oil. Three wars later America’s village idiots still scoff at his wisdom.

  3. Alex B. GNU/Linux is a Social Democracy Says:

    Sucking the teet of the Oil companies?
    We have the means to become almost completely independent of all foreign oil
    Nuclear
    Geothermal
    Solar
    Wind
    Water
    Tides

    And at least 4 of those are very effective. But NO WE NEED TO DRILL FOR MORE OIL

  4. Raj Says:

    I don’t know, but with the situation in oil producing countries these days every country including the USA should try and rely less on Arab oil.

  5. Here's your change Says:

    On the American Thinker website, today there’s a story about George Soros doing just that.
    And if Obama heeds the advise of Soros, then the answer is yes.

  6. Vladimir Says:

    It will create jobs for AMERICAN workers, not FOREIGN workers.

    Oil is completely too unstable, unsafe, and imperialistic to keep using.

    But, knowing you’re a utopian capitalist, you don’t care.

  7. ndmagicman Says:

    Oil and gas drilling in the US is at record levels in many states. A new deepwater permit was just issued for the Gulf. The US is still the 3rd largest oil PRODUCER in the world so your premise is completely wrong.

  8. g Says:

    I don’t see Obama caping gas prices… that was Carter’s biggest energy blunder by far…

    how much difference do you people really think that drilling will make? it’s lilke you think we’re going to drill a few wells and you think the entire problem with be solved…lol

    EDIT: wait, that was nixon wasn’t it?

  9. Reality has a Liberal bias Says:

    Obama knows we won’t be off of oil "entirely" for a very long time.

    I guess you forgot about the little disaster we had in the Gulf last year.

  10. isurvived Says:

    Capitalism. I’m fine with you paying through the nose for the luxury of gas, or doing without out.

    The capitalist way is to maximize profit regardless of social or environmental consequence.

    Too bad. Sucks to be you, as they say.

  11. RitchWilliams Says:

    Similar, but Obama’s making Carter look good.

  12. S O Says:

    Carter tried to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels, and foreign oil.

    If we had followed Carters "leadership" in this, we’d be ahead of the game today…. instead, we are lagging behind with the high energy prices, pollution, health problems (asthma, mercury-related problems, etc), and never-ending military involvement in the middle east…. with a bunch of Republican sell-outs (and more than a few Dem’s) that continue to bend over backwards to serve the oil and coal industry.

    BTW… What does your little Ayn Rand "free market" cult say about government subsidizing one industry over another, as Republicans want to continue with our oil industry here? That doesn’t sound too Laissez Faire to me.

  13. T-bag D-bag Says:

    You mean like rolling back Nixon’s price controls? I didn’t know we still had price controls.

  14. TheScalesOfJustice. Says:

    Inexperience begets inexperience, these two failures are mirror images of each
    other, However in the end instead of Obama doing something worth while as
    Carter has done in his declining years, He will wind up sitting in front of his
    grass hut with a bone run throw his nose, while Moo-chelle continues to suffer
    from delusions of grandeur.