In 2006, Romney supported high gas prices as a way to discourage consumption. He's since hit the reset button on that talking point, too.
Well, that was nice while it lasted. But despite the fact that domestic oil production doesn’t do a dicky bird to bring down gas prices, President Obama is now paying election-year lip service to the idea of, and I quote, “drilling all over the place.” And even more depressingly, he’s now saying that the southern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline, which he’d previously opposed, should be “a priority.”
The president can't control gas prices, as virtually all energy analysts will tell you. But thanks to piss-poor media coverage, the public still doesn't understand.
While his opponents demagogue gas prices, President Obama is pushing a new theme: America needs to leave the past behind and embrace our energy future.
A new amendment to the Senate transportation bill greenlights the Keystone XL pipeline and drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, among other Big Oil monstrosities.
Newt Gingrich promises he'll lower gas prices to $2.50 a gallon. As he's in possession of a magic wand that can override global market forces, there are a few other items we'd like to see priced lower.
Aquion specializes in making large batteries, cheaply. They don’t look like much -- they live in a former TV factory outside Pittsburgh, and you'll probably never buy any of their products.
At a campaign stop in Nashua, N.H., the president called on Americans to demand a vote to end $4 billion in oil subsidies in the next few weeks.
In a challenge to EPA findings that greenhouse gases threaten public health, even a Reagan-appointed judge isn't buying industry arguments that climate science is a hoax.