Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Addicted to Oil, Obama Follows Bush Offshore Oil Dream

In the words of George W. Bush: "We are addicted to oil." Never doubt that Obama will do anything to please Republicans -- including opening half the east coast to offshore drilling. The Democratic President will also do anything to further demoralize the base.

We still have some wildlife alive and well down here in the South. Time to end all that. (Our Generation Screwed by Obama's Offshore Drilling Plan - MAP)
Like my mama said: None of this would be happening if we had a freaking Democrat in the White House!

The Obama administration is proposing to open vast expanses of water along the Atlantic coastline, the eastern Gulf of Mexico and the north coast of Alaska to oil and natural gas drilling, much of it for the first time, officials said Tuesday. . the sheer breadth of the offshore drilling decision will take some of his supporters aback. . . even as Mr. Obama curries favors with pro-drilling interests, he risks a backlash from some coastal governors, senators and environmental advocates, who say that the relatively small amounts of oil to be gained in the offshore areas are not worth the environmental risks.

The Obama administration’s plan adopts some drilling proposals floated by President George W. Bush near the end of his tenure, including opening much of the Atlantic and Arctic Coasts. Those proposals were challenged in court on environmental grounds and set aside by President Obama shortly after he took office.