At most, a "reduce your speed" sign
Says President Barack Obama "has put (up) a stop sign … against oil drilling, against any kind of exploration offshore or in Alaska."
— Politifact National on Wednesday, June 15th, 2011
He muffs two statistics in two sentences
"Subsidies for oil and gas companies make up 88 percent of all federal subsidies. Just cutting the oil and gas subsidies out would save the U.S. government $45 billion every year."
— Politifact National on Friday, July 9th, 2010
The views of a few donors don't necessarily reflect all
"West has raised $2 million from those that would leave our beaches in ruins, end Social Security and Medicare, and give corporations free reign."
— Politifact Florida on Thursday, July 1st, 2010
Marine spill claim doesn't hold water
"The last major oil spill from a drilling accident in America happened over 40 years ago in 1969."
— Politifact Georgia on Thursday, June 17th, 2010
Law gives feds more power, not less
The Obama administration "has been constrained by the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, which basically gives the responsible party the lead role in trying to not only fix the problem, but contain the problem."
— Politifact National on Tuesday, June 15th, 2010
Now-reviled company did confer, but no evidence they wrote big portions of bill
"A major part" of the climate change bill sponsored by Sens. John Kerry and Joe Lieberman "was essentially written by BP."
— Politifact National on Monday, June 14th, 2010
Actually, millions and millions of them
Louisiana gets "not one single penny" from Gulf Coast offshore oil revenues.
— Politifact National on Thursday, May 13th, 2010
Seventh largest consumer, actually
"Brazil got off oil in the last 30 years."
— Politifact National on Sunday, May 2nd, 2010