“We continue to support safe and responsible domestic energy production, and as this report shows millions of acres that have already been leased to industry for oil and gas productions sit idle. These are resources that belong to the American people, and they expect those supplies to be developed in a timely and responsible manner and with a fair return to taxpayers.”
Salazar knows when gas prices surge, his hayseed hiney is going to be on the hotseat. We can appreciate his need to spin. But the next time he does, he should remember that first rule.