Obama takes credit for U.S. oil-and-gas boom: ‘That was me, people’
Trump’s energy renaissance continues with the Atlantic Coast Pipeline…
LIBERTARIAN ENERGY ENTHUSIAST: Dimitri Vassilaros, the loveable Libertarian, is a former columnist for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and currently hosts “Dimitri – Live and Dangerously Local” on 106.3 The River WCDK.
By tapping in to America’s bounty, the 600-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline from the heart of West Virginia will pump non-toxic, invisible and odorless natural gas safely from the Mountain State through Virginia and into North Carolina.
The pipeline also will pump up the region with $2.7 billion in economy activity that will flood West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina with more than 17,200 construction jobs and 2,200 manufacturing jobs. That near-miraculous economic stimulation and job-growth will make West Virginia (and the region) look like almost heaven to working families.
The free-flowing artery also will help fuel America’s drive for energy independence while helping to reduce the flow of toxic foreign fuel from oily dictatorships and monarchies that are dangerous, unstable or openly hostile to America.
Former President Barack Obama took credit once again for the U.S. oil-and-gas boom, even though critics noted Wednesday that the upswing in oil and natural gas production occurred in spite of his policies.
Mr. Obama told the audience at a gala for Rice University’s Baker Institute that he was “extraordinarily proud of the Paris accords” before saying “I know we’re in oil country and we need American energy.”
“You wouldn’t always know it, but it went up every year I was president,” he said to applause. “That whole — suddenly America’s like the biggest oil producer and the biggest gas — that was me, people.”