Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-MN) stopped by the weekly Conservative Bloggers Briefing at Heritage today, to talk about her recent trip with Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) on his “American Energy Tour” to Colorado and Alaska. Bachmann noted that the proposed energy exploration sought in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) is confined to a small 2,000-acre lot “that is comparable to a postage stamp sitting on a football field.” She stressed that the Eneregy Information Administration estimates that there is 10.4 billion barrels of oil in ANWR that would create as many as 750,000 American jobs.

Bachmann concluded: “The bottom line is that we are the only country in the world that has made it illegal to access our own energy.” We couldn’t agree more.