by Javier ManjarresPresident Barack Obama’s regressive national energy policy was recently put on hold with his recent announcement that he would ‘expand’ drilling in Alaska, but many are not buying his rhetoric, including Florida’s Republican Congressman Steve Southerland. In a recent interview with the Shark Tank on the topic of energy independence, Southerland said that he believes that our national energy policy was “very disjointed.” Southerland explained that he is supportive of all forms of alternative energies including nuclear, but emphasized that offshore oil drilling needed to be done safely and at a good distance from Florida’s shoreline.
The Congressman didn’t hide his disgust with regards to how the Obama administration has dealt with the present energy crisis, and he used some very sharp language to express his concern and disappointment in the President and his energy policy.
“This administration has no intent to give the American people their desire for energy independence, and that aggravates me.” Southerland also addressed President Obama’s recent $2 Billion ‘gift’ to Brazil’s oil exploration company Petrobras by saying that the measure by the President was a “disregard to the American Worker.”
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