Darrell Issa is Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee
On the first anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the administration’s de facto moratorium, or “permitorium,” on offshore drilling has resulted in higher prices for gas and heating fuel in addition to costing thousands of Americans jobs and making the country more dependent on foreign oil.
Indeed, it appears that the administration has found in the Gulf disaster the justification for its political bias against domestic oil and gas production. Since the Deepwater Horizon disaster, President Obama has led an aggressive quest to end domestic offshore energy development altogether. The economic side effects