FILE – In this Jan. 26, 2009, file photo executive orders await the signature of President Barack Obama, not pictured, as he speaks about jobs, energy independence and climate change in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Absent a magic potion or explosive economic growth, it was all but inevitable President Barack Obama would have to break some of his campaign promises to keep others, distinguished as they were by their incompatibility. Every president since Richard Nixon has pushed to cut U.S. dependence on imported oil, but now, for the first time in 30 years, oil imports are falling in a significant way. But even if the U.S. is successful at further reducing imports, prices at the pump will not go down, because oil and gas are global commodities. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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FILE – In this Jan. 26, 2009, file photo executive orders await the signature of President Barack Obama, not pictured, as he speaks about jobs, energy independence and climate change in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Absent a magic potion or explosive economic growth, it was all but inevitable President Barack Obama would have to break some of his campaign promises to keep others, distinguished as they were by their incompatibility. Every president since Richard Nixon has pushed to cut U.S. dependence on imported oil, but now, for the first time in 30 years, oil imports are falling in a significant way. But even if the U.S. is successful at further reducing imports, prices at the pump will not go down, because oil and gas are global commodities. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
FILE – In this Jan. 26, 2009, file photo executive orders await the signature of President Barack Obama, not pictured, as he speaks about jobs, energy independence and climate change in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Absent a magic potion or explosive economic growth, it was all but inevitable President Barack Obama would have to break some of his campaign promises to keep others, distinguished as they were by their incompatibility. Every president since Richard Nixon has pushed to cut U.S. dependence on imported oil, but now, for the first time in 30 years, oil imports are falling in a significant way. But even if the U.S. is successful at further reducing imports, prices at the pump will not go down, because oil and gas are global commodities. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
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