US GHG emissions fell 1.6% in 2011 and are down 6.9% since 2005, according to the EPA’s 2013 Greenhouse Gas Inventory. The longer term trend is still upward, however, with total US GHG emissions having increased an average 0.4% per annum since 1990.
House Republicans have been lambasting President Obama, asserting that it’s the president’s “all of the above” energy policy for rising gasoline and fuel prices. Nothing could be further from the truth, as the Obama administration has pointed out that US oil and gas production has actually increased during his first term. Apparently, House Republicans don’t know the basics when it comes to how prices are set in a global oil market, or the dynamics and mechanics of oil exploration and production in the 21st century.