US Has Enough Reserves to Be #1 Oil Producer in the World

The US has enough reserves to be the #1 oil producer in the world.

** The Rocky Mountains contain three times the oil reserves of Saudi Arabia.

So why is America NOT energy independent?
Because, over the past 30 years:

Democrats have blocked the development of new sources of petroleum.
Democrats have blocked drilling in ANWR.
Democrats have blocked drilling off the coast of Florida.
Democrats have blocked drilling off of the east coast.
Democrats have blocked drilling off of the west coast.
Democrats have blocked drilling off the Alaskan coast.
Democrats have blocked building oil refineries.
Democrats have blocked clean nuclear energy production.
Democrats have blocked clean coal production.

Democrats sold out to environmentalists.
Democrats set up “No Zones” where they will not allow drilling or development:

(Republican Senator Craig put together these maps)
As Americans pay more for gas than ever under this Congress
Democrats continue to vote against drilling and oil exploration.

Instead, Democrats believe taxing and suing oil companies will somehow bring down gas prices.

And, democrats do this as Cuba and China drill off our shores.

Democrats like to attack evil American oil companies and block them from drilling off our coasts. It doesn’t seem to bother them when China starts drilling for oil in these same areas 50 miles from Key West.

America may have enough reserves to be the #1 oil producer in the world…
But it isn’t.
You can thank the Democrats.

Oil prices shot up $7 a barrel today to racing to an alltime high of $150 per barrel.

Red Planet provides the cartoon.

Previously:
Thanks to Democratic “No Zones”, the US Is in Grave Danger
It’s Official, Cuba Hires China to Drill Oil Off Florida Coast
Despite Oil Crisis, Democrats AGAIN Block US Firms from Drilling!
Democrats Crack Gas Jokes Then Vote Against US Oil Development
Union Protesters Get Lost, End Up at White House
Democrats Fail to Prevent Senate Oil Drilling Bill from Passing
Despite Global Oil Crisis, Dems Will Block Drilling & Exploration!
In First 100 Hours, Democrats Propose Ban on Oil Drilling
Democrats Force American Energy Companies to Flee
Americans Can No Longer Afford the Pelosi-Reid Gas Prices
Pelosi-Reid Congress Sets Another Record… In Gas Prices
House Dems Pass Massive Tax Hike on Oil Companies to Bring Down Price of Fuel
So Much For That Pelosi Plan to Cut Gas Prices
Dems Mock Bush– Vow No New Drilling or Nuclear Plants!!
This Will Be The #1 Issue in the 2008 Elections– And, It Goes to Republicans
Halleluiah! House Dems Solve Oil Crisis– Will Sue OPEC
Radical Conservationists Use Junk Science to Block Oil Drilling

UPDATE: Power Line has more on how Democrats have historically opposed US energy development:

Congressman Roy Blunt put together these data to highlight the differences between House Republicans and House Democrats on energy policy:

ANWR Exploration House Republicans: 91% Supported House Democrats: 86% Opposed
Coal-to-Liquid
House Republicans: 97% Supported
House Democrats: 78% Opposed

Oil Shale Exploration
House Republicans: 90% Supported
House Democrats: 86% Opposed

Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Exploration
House Republicans: 81% Supported
House Democrats: 83% Opposed

Refinery Increased Capacity
House Republicans: 97% Supported
House Democrats: 96% Opposed

SUMMARY

91% of House Republicans have historically voted to increase the production of American-made oil and gas.

86% of House Democrats have historically voted against increasing the production of American-made oil and gas.

Those are shocking numbers!

More… Kim Zigfeld has more thoughts on the American energy plan.

UPDATE: Let Freedom Ring offers advice for Republicans.

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