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Obama's faulty energy policies to blame for $4 gas

The moratorium on off-shore oil drilling imposed on us by Obama's faulty energy policy is the main reason for high gasoline prices.

Now that the price of a barrel of oil is around $100 a barrel because of the revolutions in Egypt, Libya and the rest of the Middle East, our economic recession likely will become even greater because of inflation. With the price of gas headed toward $5 per gallon, you can count on the price of nearly everything else going up, too.

Oil companies and speculators are most certainly not to blame for rising prices when imported oil is at risk. Blame the liberal Obama administration and the environmental zealots for freezing and reducing domestic oil exploration and production. That's why our dependence on imported oil is so high and our national security is at risk. By not drilling for oil, Obama is making sure gas prices stay over $4 a gallon.

The push for costly and unreliable green energy is a joke and will only encourage the coming energy crisis. Anybody with common sense should know that It takes close to 10 years to bring new off-shore and land wells and more refineries into full production.

Failure to start now will cause an economic crisis such as this country has never seen, and the Obama administration is to blame. Our only way out is to drill for our own oil resources on land and in the gulf.

Al Eisner, Silver Spring