If you thought that the U.S. government shutdown was the top story at the Wall Street Journal today (print edition), you would be wrong. Instead, this headline took the honor:
U.S. Rises to No. 1 Energy Producer
A Wall Street Journal analysis of global data shows that the U.S. is on track to pass Russia as the world's largest producer of oil and gas combined this year—if it hasn't already.
Hang on a sec. I thought there was a war on energy drilling during the President Obama era? Or was that Obama's war on energy? No, wait, was that Obama's three-pronged war on energy? Some people, it seems, have a poor grasp of facts. Now, as much as climate advocates would like Obama to wage war on fossil fuels, it's not gonna happen. But that doesn't mean he won't try to so something without turning off the oil & gas spigots.