i asked for clarification, and one of the commenters replied:
Didn't approve the pipeline, moratorium on Gulf drilling, sent billions to Brazil and other countries to develop new drillings and sell it to us, and slowed any recovery enough (now worse) that created a domino effect in higher fuel prices - raising the price of everything dependent on it. He's closed 40% of our coal plants, doubling the average price of electricity, raising that cost of development.
what are your thoughts on this? are there indeed direct correlations between current gas prices and the laundry list of oblunders above? or is there more to it than this?