Published: May 09, 2012 7:57 PM EDT

FORT LUPTON, Colo. (AP) - Republican Mitt Romney says President Barack Obama claiming credit for increased American energy production is akin to Romney saying he was responsible for the Red Sox winning the World Series when he was Massachusetts governor.
    
Romney stood near drilling equipment in Fort Lupton, Colo., on Wednesday and blasted his rival's energy policies as irresponsible.
    
While he acknowledged that energy production has increased since Obama took office in 2009, Romney said that was because of increases on private lands and not because of anything the government did.
    
Romney said Obama only favors above-ground energy sources, such as wind and solar power. Romney says that if elected he would tap energy sources from below the ground, too, such as oil and gas.

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