Interesting how Obama announces Gulf of Mexico leases from out West instead of the Gulf region.
Environment & Energy News reports,
In his second day of taking his State of the Union message on a swing-state road tour, President Obama will be in Nevada and Colorado today to highlight his energy agenda and announce a major oil and gas lease sale for the central Gulf of Mexico.
A day after focusing on manufacturing proposals in speeches in Iowa and Arizona, Obama will make energy issues the focus of today’s stops beginning at a UPS facility in Las Vegas where he will discuss how safe domestic oil and natural gas development fits into the all-of-the-above energy strategy he embraced in Tuesday’s address.
In that speech, Obama said he was directing his administration to open more than 75 percent of U.S. potential offshore oil and gas resources and today’s lease sale announcement is being touted by the White House as a major step toward doing that…