Jindal: Obama hasn't done enough to harness energy

September 16, 2014 by Ken Thomas

The governor of the state of Louisiana, a possible Republican presidential candidate, said Tuesday that President Barack Obama's administration has become "science deniers," failing to do enough to harness the nation's energy potential.

Gov. Bobby Jindal, an Indian -American, said Obama's policies have limited oil and natural gas production on federal lands, stalled approval of the Keystone XL pipeline and pushed regulations on power plants.

"Right now we have policies in the way of our taking advantage of these ," Jindal said. "The reality is right now we've got an administration, the Obama administration, that are science deniers when it comes to harnessing America's resources and potential to create good paying jobs."

The 43-year-old governor and former congressman has sought to carve out a role as a leading policy mind as he considers a presidential campaign in 2016. Jindal told reporters at a breakfast sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor that there was "no reason to be coy" and he would make a decision on whether to seek the White House after the November elections.

Jindal promoted a new energy plan during appearances in Washington, outlining steps to bolster domestic and . He said it could help the nation address the "new normal" of tepid economic growth.

The White House has said its promotion of domestic energy production, the use of wind and solar power and the reduction in oil consumption has had economic benefits and reduced carbon emissions. Conservatives and business groups have opposed new Environmental Protection Agency regulations on coal-fired , saying it will hurt the economy.

Asked about climate change, Jindal said "human activity is having an impact on the climate" but added that unilateral steps by the United States that hurt the nation's economy would not help the environment. He said any steps to address climate change needs to be done in concert with trading partners.

On foreign policy, Jindal said he supported Obama's plan to dismantle the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. He said Obama had the authority to conduct limited air strikes but agreed with the decision to go to Congress to seek additional funding and broader authority. But Jindal faulted Obama for delaying action on the Islamic State group, saying it allowed the terrorists time to grow stronger in the region.

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gkam
4.6 / 5 (9) Sep 17, 2014
Jindal has it exactly backwards.
Vietvet
5 / 5 (7) Sep 17, 2014
He also is okay with teaching creationism/intelligent design in public schools.
Whydening Gyre
5 / 5 (6) Sep 17, 2014
I find it funny that his list of energy sources to be harnessed are all carbon (oil, natural gas, coal)...
How is that NOT backwards?
antialias_physorg
5 / 5 (5) Sep 17, 2014
A Republican telling the Obama administration they are 'science deniers'? That's rich. I guess next thing will be to call him a racist.
Jixo
Sep 17, 2014
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ryggesogn2
1 / 5 (6) Sep 17, 2014
Watermelons don't want to harness energy.
They want everyone to return to nature.
Jindal wants children in bad govt schools to have the opportunity to escape with a voucher.
Obama wants to keep children in bad govt schools. He must be racist for wanting to keep poor black children poor and dependent upon the socialist state.

Obama is denying all the science that doesn't support his socialist agenda.
Jixo
Sep 17, 2014
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Whydening Gyre
5 / 5 (6) Sep 17, 2014
Watermelons don't want to harness energy.
They want everyone to return to nature.
Jindal wants children in bad govt schools to have the opportunity to escape with a voucher.
Obama wants to keep children in bad govt schools. He must be racist for wanting to keep poor black children poor and dependent upon the socialist state.

Obama is denying all the science that doesn't support his socialist agenda.

You realize, of course, that your comment is racist. You did it intentionally to create rancor.
You are either a masochist or a paid "dis-informist". I'll go with the latter.
In this current social paradigm, a President is only the face of a party's agenda...
Jixo
Sep 17, 2014
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COCO
1 / 5 (5) Sep 17, 2014
best thing is Barrys' support for the AGW myth pretty well discredits the silliness. He is consistent - consistently wrong - he is like a god.
ryggesogn2
1 / 5 (4) Sep 17, 2014
You realize, of course, that your comment is racist.

Why?
Watermelon is green on the outside, red on the inside. Just like an 'green' socilaist.

Or is is the fact that Obama opposes vouchers for poor children in bad schools? Many of these children are black.
barakn
4.4 / 5 (7) Sep 17, 2014
Is that Bobby "Let's Ignore Dangerous Volcanoes" Jindal? I thought everyone stopped taking him seriously years ago.
ryggesogn2
1 / 5 (4) Sep 17, 2014
More antics of anti-science 'liberals':

'Anti-Vaxxer parents living in tony communities like Santa Monica and Beverly Hills are rejecting vaccinations for their children resulting in a disturbing spike in diseases such as whooping cough and measles. "
"Where in the South Sudan parents have trouble getting their children vaccinated because of an ongoing civil war, in Santa Monica and Beverly Hills parents are voluntarily rejecting the vaccines following alternative lifestyle guidelines propagated by the rich and famous such as Westside vaccine decliner Alanis Morissette and Jenny McCarthy. "
http://www.breitb...th-Sudan

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