Environmentalists, at least the rabid ones, are against building anything, but especially anything to do with energy production. They have even prevented dozens of wind and solar projects from being built.
It took over a decade and a World War to get out of the Great Depression. Why do people think the Great Recession will be resolved in a couple of years???
The reason the Great Depression took so long is that FDR attempted the same failed policies that Obama has.
Refineries are not being built because the economics do not support building new ones, just the expansion of current ones
Conservatives believe the government is incompetent, and seek to elect people who will prove it
Ignorance is Bliss Bliss is the same as happiness US Christian conservatives are the happiest in the US according to studies Do you see a connection?