A Summary of Obama’s actions on energy policysince January 2009: • February 4, 2009 – Just months after Obama’sEnergy Secretary said, “Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price ofgasoline to the levels in Europe,” the Regime begins “scrapping leases foroil-shale development” and cancels 77 leases for oil and gas production inUtah. Gas is $1.91 a gallon. • March 7, 2009 – ABC News says the White House is“closely monitoring” the expedited Solyndra loan project even as it was delaying newAmerican energy production that would help make us less dependent on foreignenergy. Gas is $1.94 a gallon. • June 27, 2009 – Obama urges the Senate to adoptHouse Democrats’ “cap and trade” national energy tax – the same plan O onceadmitted would cause electricity rates to “necessarily skyrocket.” Gas is $2.50 a gallon. • January 7, 2010 – The Regime announces newbureaucratic hurdles to American energy production that Secretary Salazaradmitted “could add delays to the leasing and drilling process.” Gas is $2.67 a gallon. • March 31, 2010 – Instead of opening new areas toenergy exploration and development, Obama blocks deep-ocean energy productionon 60% of America’s Outer Continental Shelf. Gas is $2.80 a gallon. •December 1, 2010 – Obama re-imposes and expandsthe moratorium on offshore energy production. Gas is $2.86 a gallon. • January 2, 2011 – TIME reports that the Obama Regime issued the first in a series of regulationsdesigned to unilaterally impose a national energy tax. Gas is $3.05 a gallon. • May 5, 2011 – The Regime issues a formalstatement opposing House-passed Restarting American Offshore Leasing Now Act(H.R. 1230), and Putting the Gulf of Mexico Back to Work Act (H.R. 1229)legislation designed to jumpstart American energy production, address risinggas prices, and help create new jobs. Gas is $3.96 a gallon. • June 21, 2011 – The Regime opposes theHouse-passed Jobs & Energy Permitting Act that would unlock an estimated 27billion barrels of oil and 132 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. Gas is $3.65 a gallon. • November 8, 2011 – The Regime releases a planfor a five-year moratorium on offshore energy production, placing “some of themost promising energy resources in the world off-limits,” according to theHouse Natural Resources Committee. Gas is $3.42 a gallon. •January 18, 2012 – Obama rejects the bipartisanKeystone XL pipeline and the more than 20,000 jobs that would come with it. Gas is $3.39 a gallon. • February 24, 2012 – Average price of gas: $3.64 The ONLY place the democrats want to drill is thewallets of the American people.