The Obama Administration today released the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Five-Year Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Development Plan, but did not see fit to include Virginia in the proposal. Virginia officials have long sought to be able to explore for oil and natural gas off the Atlantic coast, a position with which Americans for Prosperity-Virginia wholeheartedly agrees.
AFP-Virginia state director Trixie Averill today issued the following statement:
This proves once again that President Obama does not care a lick about job creation in Virginia or efforts to achieve energy independence. After playing keep-away with Virginias desire for oil and gas exploration rights over many months, he has now finally turned his back on the possibility of millions of dollars in private investment and the creation of thousands of jobs in the Commonwealth.