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There was a -- -- exchange.
Filled with hostility when the subject turned to energy policy last night.
-- national correspondent Jim Angle has a faction.
One of the most heated exchanges in the debate was over energy a sensitive issue -- gasoline prices have more than four dollars a gallon in many places early on President Obama boasted that total energy production under his administration.
Had steadily risen we have.
Increase oil production to the highest levels in sixteen years natural gas production -- the highest it's been.
There's no question of production totals are but if you look at the -- that he has control over federal lands it's actually down.
The president however insisted otherwise and production at private and government let -- and get down -- production -- government land and oil is down fourteen government.
Romney was only beginning -- oil production is down 14% this year on federal land and gas production is down 9%.
Why because the president cut and -- half.
The number of licenses and permits for drilling on federal lands.
And in federal waters -- analysts say the boom is on state and private lands where permits are granted without delay.
When you compare the time it takes to get a federal permit -- -- state -- -- and in Dakota or Ohio Pennsylvania.
You're talking days.
Not years when governor Romney emphasized the energy -- was on private land and therefore beyond the president's control -- led to war the sharpest exchanges of the night but that's not what you done in the last four years.
That's a problem.
In the last four years you cut permits and licenses on federal land in federal waters in half not -- governor -- So how much -- you cannot for actually it is true since the end of the Bush Administration a number of permits for drilling on public land is down 39%.
President Obama however was unfazed.
We still continue to open up.
New areas for drilling.
We continue to make -- it a priority for us.
To go after natural gas industry analysts argue they see a very different phase of the administration then what the president presented they've done everything they can.
To throw roadblocks up -- oil gas refining industry.
They've done everything they can't to inhibit production the president however points to energy efficiency why we doubled fuel efficiency standards on cars that means.
That in the -- the next decade any car you -- You're gonna end up going twice as part of -- -- Nevertheless according to the congressional research service the administration's five year plan from 2012 to 2017.
-- reduced leases to the lowest numbers as the process began.
And more than 60%.
Less than president Reagan's first term.
Thirty years ago.
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