On Gas Prices, Obama Should Lead or Get Out of the Way

If we'd started drilling a decade ago, billions of barrels of crude would be coming on line now.

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Our nation needs more jobs, lower gas prices, and less dependence on foreign oil. If President Obama won't lead the way, we simply ask him to stop blocking the way.

Markey was right in one sense: It does take up to 10 years to find a viable well and get that oil to Americans. The question is, a decade from now—when there's no new oil production off the Gulf of Mexico—will we be asking ourselves, "What if…?"

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