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AFP-Virginia Statement Regarding Obama Administration Block on Energy Development

RICHMOND – The Obama Administration today suspended exploration for oil and natural gas off the coast of Virginia for at least the next seven years.  Likewise, the Administration blocked similar development in the eastern Gulf of Mexico and the entire Atlantic and Pacific coasts of the United States.

Americans for Prosperity’s Virginia Director Ben Marchi today issued the following statement:

“This excessive, sweeping and unnecessary move by the Obama Administration is nothing short of a kneejerk reaction that will have lasting repercussions on the economy of Virginia, potential job creation and the nation at large.

“Such a categorical action during an economic downturn denies the uniquely American ability to solve problems and formulate effective methods to overcome obstacles.  By this action, President Obama is eliminating the possibility of creating thousands of jobs in Virginia and elsewhere.  He has also cemented – at least for the foreseeable future – America’s reliance on foreign sources of energy while we have untapped resources here within reach on our own shores.

“This is an issue of national economic security, and we are deeply disappointed in President Obama’s actions.  Now is the time for our members of Congress, including our two U.S. Senators, to express opposition to this shortsighted policy.”

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog. Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

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Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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