21 Feb '12, 8am

Roads to ruin: Why ‘drill and drive’ is the new motto in Washington

Roads to ruin: Why ‘drill and drive’ is the new motto in Washington

When Republicans loaded up a transportation bill with what the NRDC’s David Goldston floridly calls “a gallimaufry of bad ideas ” that included the Keystone XL pipeline and oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, it seemed like a cheap political stunt: The monstrosity would never stand a chance of becoming law. Sure enough, the White House has promised to veto the bill should it actually make it through Congress. The House passed the drilling proposals last Thursday anyway, with help from 21 oil-loving Democrats. (Twenty-one Republicans broke ranks with House leadership, voting against the bill. A handful of them are from Florida, where the $60 billion tourism industry apparently trumps a few extra mil from offshore drilling.) But amid all the debate over the transportation bill, one truth has gone unsaid — a truth that explains, at leas...

Full article: http://grist.org/transportation/roads-to-ruin-why-drill-a...

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