House Democrats, citing the continued rise in gasoline prices, are renewing their pressure on the White House to release oil from the federal Strategic Petroleum Reserve — a step that President Obama hasn’t ruled out but hasn’t shown great appetite for either.The letter notes the connection between oil prices and prices at the pump.
In a letter to Obama Tuesday, 17 Democrats — including Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), who is a senior Energy and Commerce Committee member, and Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), who co-chairs the Democrats’ Steering and Policy Committee – say the continued unrest in the Middle East should prompt use of the strategic supply.
It’s the latest of several Democratic efforts in recent months to pressure the Obama administration into tapping the reserve.
Now where do these bozo's believe that precious oil in the reserves comes from. The very place where we could get more if they would simply allow drilling in those areas.
But idiots like Markey, especially Markey, forbid the development of nuclear plants and oil drilling that would make such dumbass issues like taking oil from the reserves moot.