"Oil drilling permits down 36 percent under Obama" -Washington Times
"Obama Shuts Down 1.6M Acres to Oil Shale Development"- Breitbart.com
"Oil production is down 14 percent this year on federal land."- Mitt Romney
"Obama vows to drill 'everywhere we can', except where there's oil"- Examiner.com
When folks hear and read headlines on right wing websites like this over and over again, they're probably skeptical and dismissive when they hear President Obama say:
"Our oil production right now is higher than at any time in the last eight years." -President ObamaIn reality:
- Annual U.S. domestic oil production is at an at least 15 year high according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
- Its been increasing since 2009 for the first time since 1991.