Liz Cheney says the Obama administration is stifling the nation's goal for energy independence.
Cheney is the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney and a political analyst for Fox News.
In a speech Wednesday night at an energy conference in Gillette, Cheney says the current administration is openly hostile to the oil and coal industries.
She says the Obama administration has no understanding of what it takes to make this country run and what it takes to generate electricity.
The Gillette News Record reports that Cheney says the United States could be energy independent but it's not going to happen with this president.
Information from: The Gillette (Wyo.) News Record, http://www.gillettenewsrecord.com