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The last four years you cut permits and licenses on federal land in federal waters in half not true governor around.
So how much did you cannot for.
But Hamachi to kind of Biden and governor -- actually produced more oil you know how much -- got licenses -- permits and show Atlanta federal waters governor Romney here's what we get.
There -- a whole bunch of oil costs I don't I had a question and the question was how much I cut the dominance of Japan on back.
I'm happy to answer the question I candidates here is what happened.
You -- whole bunch of oil companies.
Who had leases on public lands that they weren't -- But I was -- heated moment talking about energy policy from the debate last night.
As you can imagine industry analysts were quick to -- pipe up today arguing they see a very.
Different -- from the Obama administration.
They've done everything they can.
To throw roadblocks up to the oil gas refining industry.
They've done everything they can't to inhibit production when you compare.
The time it takes to get a federal permit first -- state permits -- independent Dakota or Ohio Pennsylvania.
You're talking days.
Okay back of the panel -- Well there's all kinds of fact checking on this New York Times today -- basically that there's been a 13% increase in oil production 6% and gas the last three years has been peer.
To the last three years of the Bush Administration now.
Been widely used number this 14% reduction in terms of federal lands.
Coincides with a one year moratorium after a deep horizon spill in Gulf of Mexico.
Now you have different parameters that you can put on these different time frames -- so you can say for different time frames you can argue about what's been produced or not.
But they're different explanations overall though what you see is.
That there has been an increase the question is is on private lives private glances -- have to do with fracking does that have to do with easier access from state permits.
Opera says what's going on on federal -- overall.
The fact is there's more production both oil and gas in the country and lower imports that's the key point is that the -- own state and private lands were permits are granted without -- -- and has nothing to do with the federal -- correct -- that but of course on those lands he didn't have something like deep horizon -- we have this terrible spill with the governor in that -- federal government had the moratorium that.
They put in place that arguably people in Louisiana along the Gulf Coast said was in place longer than -- did.
Well remember people in Louisiana we're losing business to and so they wanted something done and they've gotten compensation to I mean these they're burying.
Impulses here that.
Well as I was watching that clip again I had two thoughts the first is of course that was really interest team because we had a genuine debate I mean it's the first time America has seen.
Romney in Obama's stand that close and challenge each other in that context I think that was.
Informative to viewers about who these guys are how much they want the job.
And and sort of some of the tension between them but I also think brings back to the undecided voters who in fact -- -- to the with a point of this debate frankly.
The guy that asked the question originally was is the job of the government to bring down my gas prices.
Straight -- went through a whole debate and then they didn't really answer ending Candy Crowley tried again and again and that's what led to that debate there are over.
What was the production of oil leases on public clans are not you know and in the real answer is that there is nothing that can be done to lower gas prices tomorrow.
Or even really six months -- year so these things go up and down and we look at him in the elect -- contacts.
But there's not there's not a quick cancer and I don't think either of them wanted to say that.
I don't think it was a good moment for President Obama because the question was about energy secretary Steven Q and while the questioner didn't get into the details of what you actually didn't quote Steven Chu.
He looted the fact Stephen you have said on multiple occasions that it's -- the job when the Anderson energy secretary.
To bring down gas prices and in fact there might actually be benefits keeping gas prices -- And Steven -- said that since September of 2008 before he was a part of it Obama administration but while he was advising the candidate Obama said.
We need to get gas prices as high as they are in Europe and that's the kind of thing I wonder if you know to independent voters at home think.
This is what matters to me.
We will follow this energy issue that is if for the panel the state to.
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