Funny answers below, I love them. President Obama is standing true to his base. He told everyone before becoming president that this is exactly what he was going to do - and he is doing it.
He told everyone he wanted to put the coal companies out of business, and he is doing it. He said that with cheap oil prices, he must subsidize wind, solar, and other alternative sources of energy to make them profitable. OR he could just do nothing when something can be done and the price of oil will surge - subsidies don't have to be put in place because at $10 a gallon, wind becomes profitable, solar is competitive and it makes these alternatives look viable - which is the environmentalists Nirvana
His play to "open leases" isn't opening drilling - but his hold on deep water drilling in the Gulf is certainly still restricting drilling. Make no bones about it, this avowed Marxist president is doing exactly what he said he would do right out in the open. He has a willing news media playing everyone in the nation like a slick fiddle..