Environmental Advice for the Candidates From James M. Inhofe

Republican senator from Oklahoma and ranking member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee

Jun 22, 2012
Outside Magazine
James M. Inhofe

Inhofe testifies during an Energy and Power Subcommittee hearing in 2011    Photo: Bill Clark/Getty

With the election coming up, President Obama will be running as far away from his global-warming record as possible. Look for Governor Romney to shine the spotlight on Obama’s decision to veto the Keystone pipeline, the costly regulations that fulfill his campaign promise that energy prices would “necessarily skyrocket” on American families, the failure of his green-energy economy with the collapse of Solyndra, and his continued war on affordable energy, which seeks to eliminate the production of America’s most abundant natural resources. Obama knows the public is outraged by his agenda, which has done little to nothing for the environment, destroys jobs, and raises gas and electricity prices. Don’t expect him to defend his record but to run away from it and deflect blame.