I think these stories are related:
Department of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said that “no one knows” if gasoline prices in the United States will reach $9 per gallon, and acknowledged that the possibility is outside his control.
President Obama’s Interior Secretary Ken Salazar confirmed that the administration has gotten “more strict on denying drilling permits” since the Deepwater Horizon, though he contended Obama is also pursuing an effective all-of-the-above energy strategy.
The possibility is outside his control in the short-term, but in the long-run he certainly does have the ability to make a difference. He’s just refusing to do it.
POSTSCRIPT: Since President’s Obama strategy favors energy from the sky (wind and solar), but opposes energy from the ground (coal, oil, natural gas, nuclear), I think a more apt phrase would be all-of-the-above but none-of-the-below.