As Donald Trump gets mercilessly trashed (for pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement) it is worth looking back at what Obama did to curb green house gas emissions.
When the oil industry was made to suffer by producing the MOST oil ever produced in the United States of America.
That happened under Obama.
Record breaking amounts of green house gas producing fossil fuels produced (to a cheering oil industry) and Zero protests. Zero anger. Zero ridicule.
Life was good under Obama. You could get away with anything.
Do you remember who was president when fracking took off in the United States?
That is correct…… it was Barack Obama.
The savior of the world presided over the heyday of the oil industry and NOBODY cared.
Do you remember who approved offshore drilling?
Correct…..It was Obama.
Do you remember who approved the first new Nuclear Power plant in the United States in 40 years?
Correct….It was Obama.
See Obama signed the Paris agreement but it doesn’t go into affect until 2020.
It didn’t affect Obamas love of fossil fuels at all.
His administration was completely unaffected by any of it.
He simply set it up so the next guy would have to deal with it.
Obama got all the accolades and the next guy would get all the blame. It was a win win for Obama.
Really nothing is different today (under Thump) than it was under Obama. If you thought things were great when Obama was president then you should be equally content today. It is all exactly the same.
Obama could have made rules that took effect in 2009, or 2010, or 2011, or 2012, or 2013, or 2014, or 2015, or 2016…….But he didn’t do that.
Obama was ALL about fossil fuels. That is the real inconvenient truth.
Most of the executive orders which Trump has signed (undoing Obama initiatives) were things which haven’t taken affect. Yet when Trump undoes them he is accused of ruining the planet.
The U.S. was pumping just 5.1 million barrels per day when Obama took office in January 2009, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
Fast forward to April and the U.S. produced 8.9 million barrels per day.
That's an incredible 74% increase.
In fact, in 2015, the U.S. pumped the most oil in 43 years.