Newt Gingrich was on with Chris Wallace on FOX News Sunday this morning. After Wallace challenged him on his promise to get gas prices back down to $2.50 per gallon, Newt reminded him,
“You can guarantee under the Obama plan there’s going to be less American production and higher prices. We already have the highest price on average in history. This president is anti-American energy. He is consistently opposing it. You know, his US attorney in North Dakota filed a lawsuit over 8 migratory birds. That’s how much they’re opposed to the oil industry… It was a $1.89 when Obama was sworn in. $2.50 is not some inconceivable number except in the Washington establishment.”
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It’s true. (Although the actual number is 28 not 8 which is still absurd.) In October 2011 the Obama administration prosecuted seven oil and gas companies for the deaths of 28 migratory birds. The companies were arraigned in federal court in Bismarck.