If Obama wins re-election, we will definitely have to worry about a renewed and stepped up attack on all fossil fuels, including natural gas. We have seen the Obama executive branch agenda:
1. The Obama/Waxman/Markey cap and trade bill that attacked all fossil fuels with heavy taxes as greenhouse gas polluters that Obama and Pelosi rammed through the Pelosi led house in 2009, HR 2474, (fortunately, they couldn't get it through the Senate), 2. The Obama EPA smear campaign against companies involved in fracking (EPA lost in courts three times for reason of having zero credible evidence for their charge that companies were polluting aquifers with fracking), 3. The Obama EPA expanding their authority to regulate greenhouse gases without Congressional approval, 4. Federal regulations making an auto conversion to natural gas more than double the cost anywhere else in the world, 5. The Obama interior department purposely slow walking all oil and gas permitting and leasing on Federal lands as well as prohibiting production off the East and West coasts (The increase in domestic oil and gas production is on state and private lands, not Federal lands), 6. The Obama administration closely working with the Sierra Club and green movement to block the Keystone Pipeline, which besides bringing crude from Canada, would bring high quality crude from our very own Bakken oil fields to refineries, 7. Obama's Secretary of Energy Chu telling the Wall Street Journal that he would like to see our fuel prices go up to those in Europe, more than double, for the purpose of making his beloved renewable fuels more cost competitive, 8. First time Presidential candidate Obama telling the press in 2008 that under his plan of cap and trade, that electricity rates would "necessarily skyrocket", 9. Obama's former Energy Czar, Carol Browner, recently saying in an energy conference that she supports Obama essentially blackmailing natural gas producers in a second term by telling them that the Federal government will "allow fracking" if they in turn support steadily increasing mandates to use renewable energy, 10. Obama's former green jobs czar, Van Jones, saying that he is in favor of a complete Federal takeover of the energy sector for the purpose of mandating "social justice for minorities", 11. Obama's continued support for massive subsidies to bio fuels and renewable energy: Obama has the Navy purchasing algae bio fuel from California based Solazyme Company at a horrific cost of $16 per gallon. 12. Obama's continued call to remove the IRS Section 199 domestic production tax write offs from oil and gas production while leaving it for all other domestic manufactuerers --- which constitutes a targeted tax hike on oil and gas production, not the removal of a subsidy, 13. Obama's ongoing support for the $10,000 Federal tax subsidy to purchase an electric, GM Volt. 14. EPA rules that make it impossible to build a profitable new coal plant and impossible to export coal off our own West Coast (companies are forced to export out of Vancouver, Canada, which drives costs way up).
And yes, I know the Democrats in the Senate, (the same guys who wouldn't pass Obama's cap and trade plan), recently supported the nat gas act as an amendment, but all the evidence points to the radical Obama White House being solidly in bed with the green movement and working against fossil fuels. Once the election is over and if Obama wins, these far left ideologues in the executive branch will pursue their anti fossil agenda with a vengeance through more expansion of executive branch power, executive orders and Federal regulatory overreach.
I think the President is supporting nat gas and fossil fuels. He just does'nt have any help from the "Big Oil" Republicans...http://www.dallasnews.com/business/energy/20110330-obama-endorses-pickens-plan-for-natural-gas-vehicles.ece
"but all the evidence points to the radical Obama White House being solidly in bed with the green movement and working against fossil fuels."
Really? You really think that's true. Perhaps you could then dispute the facts listed in the following article, or didn't Fox News tell you how to respond to reality?