I’ll give you your time. Go ahead.
-- on federal lands and in federal waters. And coal -- coal production is not up; coal jobs are not up. I was just at a coal facility where some 1,200 people lost their jobs.
The right course for America is to have a true all-of-the-above policy. I don’t think anyone really believes that you’re a person who’s going to be pushing for oil and gas and coal. You’ll get your chance in a moment. I’m still speaking.
Well, Governor, if you --
And the answer is, I don’t believe people think that’s the case because I --
-- if you’re asking me a question, I’m going to answer it.
It wasn’t a question.
Okay. All right.
That was a statement. I don’t think the American people believe that. I will fight for oil, coal and natural gas. And the proof of whether a strategy is working or not is what the price is that you’re paying at the pump. If you’re paying less than you paid a year or two ago, why, then, the strategy is working. But you’re paying more.
When the President took office, the price of gasoline here in Nassau County was about a buck-eighty-six a gallon. Now it’s four bucks a gallon. The price of electricity is up. If the President’s energy policies are working, you’re going to see the cost of energy come down.
I will fight to create more energy in this country to get America energy secure, and part of that is bringing in a pipeline of oil from Canada, taking advantage of the oil and coal we have here; drilling offshore in Alaska; drilling offshore in Virginia, where the people want it. Those things will get us the energy we need.