Administration officials have indicated President Obama is contemplating tapping the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Such news has sparked an outcry among national security experts and editorial boards who are urging the president to refrain from such misuse of our nation's emergency oil reserves. They argue the SPR was created for emergencies only and should not be used as a political tool.
Last week President Obama's EPA proposed new greenhouse gas standards for power plants. It's the latest in a series of rigid rules that are reshaping our nation's energy policy under the guise of environmental regulation, driving up costs and destroying jobs.
This Thursday, the president will take his energy roadshow to Cushing, Oklahoma, to proclaim victory for "approving" the southern portion of the Keystone XL pipeline.
Gas prices continue to dominate the headlines, with the national average price for regular fuel near $4.00 a gallon and prices even higher in some parts of the country. House Republicans are calling for policies to increase North American energy production, reduce regulatory burdens, and reduce our dependence on Middle East oil.