The Corner

About That Oil-and-Gas Leasing Drop

Govenor Romney told the truth tonight about the administration’s record on oil-and-gas permitting, and President Obama did not. Leasing and permitting on federal lands have plummeted under Obama’s watch. Under this president, the leasing rate has slowed by about half. The total amount of acres leased has fallen by 18 percent. President Obama may be able to run for another term, but he cannot run from his record.

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