"President Barack Obama began laying out his 'all-of-the-above' energy strategies in a campaign-styled stop in Las Vegas on Thursday, expanding on the energy blueprint he first described in his State of the Union address Tuesday night."
"After facing an onslaught of attacks from Republicans for his energy policies, the president appears to have stolen their lines, pledging to expand drilling and increase other forms of domestic energy production as a way to create more American jobs.
'We got to have an all-out, all-in, all-of-the-above strategy that develops every source of American energy -- a strategy that is cleaner and cheaper and full of new jobs,' Obama said, speaking at a UPS refueling facility in Las Vegas on Thursday.
Obama used the trip to announce his Interior Department's June lease sale, which will open up roughly 38 million acres available for drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. He also announced the opening of a new natural gas corridor between Los Angeles and Salt Lake City, which will grant trucks running on natural gas a convenient way to refuel. The administration will keep working with the private sector to develop another five natural gas corridors along American highways, the president said."
Lucia Graves reports for the Huffington Post January 26, 2012.
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