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Yeah -- you know it'll be one of the big topics -- night's debate so which candidate has the upper hand in this issue.
Let's break down their plans Michael why he is the executive vice president of the consumer energy alliance and what do you expected hear from the president for example on energy.
Well I think the talking points that we'll hear from the president.
Our that he has and all of the above energy plan pray every -- certainly highlight the fact that we have been producing more oil.
Than we have in the last fifteen years.
And that natural gas production is up quite a bit and that he wants to get us off of oil and off of coal.
It is sort of disingenuous telling my mind for him to take credit for those things I mean when I hear him talking about the drilling that is all on private -- is not federal when I -- talking about natural gas I mean.
That's a function of technological breakthroughs.
Yeah eight and will he be able to take credit for -- Things.
Well they'll certainly trying to take credit for those you know and and we would point out that.
You know the oil production -- natural gas production on federal lands has gone down dramatically.
Over the course of the four years that he's been an office.
And -- gas prices have doubled while the president has side you know strangled Alaska production he's shut down the Gulf of Mexico until the keystone XL pipeline yes.
-- -- he's -- it it's really to his advantage to say that drilling is way up while he's been in office it seems like he is people his natural based don't like that.
I mean there.
Environmentalists you know they -- lot of them -- -- they don't wanna hear that there's more drilling out there it it may eat and Republican sort of like that but I kind of buffer in many ways that the way to go for him.
Well I think you know when you talk about energy policy both the president and Mitt Romney both have have understood the need for.
The American people to have access to affordable reliable energy and it certainly very important for them to go after the independent voters in the undecided voters.
By talking about increasing domestic production.
And by talking about ways to bring down gas prices you know unfortunately we see record high gas prices in 2011.
We've got record high gas prices here in 2012.
And you know the fact that we're actually drilling a little bit more on private lands is is wonderful.
But you know we've yet to be producing more and domestic energy is so much less.
Expensive than the oil that we import from the Middle East and if we bring those North American resources on board we can help bring down what is right what is written report at a time what do you think we're always gonna -- Well I think Mitt Romney's message will probably be the same he is certainly going to us support keystone XL much more strongly than -- president.
And it will has pledged to get all the North American energy reserves back on line.
What do you think it's each of their main weakness on energy or how can they attack each other that's about a way to ask that question what would you say -- certainly how -- -- -- -- -- the president.
Well I think the way tax the president has by pointing out as I mentioned that he has strangled Alaska production he has killed the keystone XL pipeline.
And he shut off the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.
And as a result of all of those plus you know world demand that we've seen gas price does double on his watch OK Michael -- thanks coming on.