Gov. Mary Fallin criticizes President Barack Obama's energy policies in national radio address
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin was chosen by the national Republican Party to deliver national remarks on energy as the GOP exerts election-year pressure on the president over high gasoline prices
In his speech in Oklahoma, Obama didn't take credit for the pipeline; rather, he endorsed it and said he would expedite the permits necessary for it construction.
Fallin said Obama also “made the outrageous claim that his administration is responsible for the national increase in domestic drilling.
“Well, here's the truth: Drilling is increasing in the United States — on privately owned land,” Fallin said. “We have the ingenuity and the hard work of the American men and women in the private sector to thank for that.”
While not directly taking credit, Obama has said domestic energy production has increased during his administration.
According to the Energy Information Administration, production on federal land has increased in every year since 2008. Onshore federal production is at its highest level since at least 2003, according to the agency.
Obama said in Oklahoma, “So if you guys are talking to your friends, your neighbors, your co-
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