Crazy Eyes: As Your President I Will Abolish The EPA & Destroy Environment
Speaking to an audience of wealthy retirees at an "upscale Florida retirement community," Michele Bachmann yesterday vowed to dismantle the "jobs killing" EPA and allow energy companies to ravage pristine federally-protected lands.
With untapped oil reserves in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and off the nation's coasts, shale oil in Western states, and rich natural gas and coal deposits, she said the U.S. "is sitting on a mother lode of treasure." "The United States is the number one country in the world for energy resources," the Minnesota congresswoman told a central Florida town hall meeting, arguing that in shale deposits alone the U.S. easily outstrips the total oil supply of Saudi Arabia. "That doesn't even include all the oil in Alaska." But Bachmann said environmentalists were preventing resources from being exploited, leaving the U.S. dependent on energy imports. "Instead of thinking we are beggars out here begging for oil and for energy, we are the king daddy dogs when it comes to energy," she said. "The radical environmentalists have demanded that we lock up all our energy resources," she added. "President Bachmann will take that key out of the door. I will unlock it."